One of the organizers of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has withdrawn his request to hold an anniversary rally in August.
Jason Kessler was at a hearing Tuesday for his case against the city, challenging its denial of his permit application in December 2017. City officials say he didn't give a reason for withdrawing his request.
Technically, Kessler could still show up with a group at Market Street Park without a permit, as long as there aren't more than 50 people in the group.
A spokesperson told CNN city officials still expect a "large spontaneous crowd to commemorate the [rally's] anniversary."
Last year's rally in Charlottesville turned violent, leaving one person dead and dozens of others injured.
In June, Kessler got initial approval to hold a "white civil rights" rally planned for Aug. 12 in Washington, D.C., across from the White House. The details are still being worked out, though.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.