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White Nationalist Rally In DC Outnumbered By Police, Counterprotesters

Multiple outlets report about two dozen people showed up for the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
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White Nationalist Rally In DC Outnumbered By Police, Counterprotesters

Law enforcement officers and counterprotesters greatly outnumbered white nationalists participating in Sunday's "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C. 

Multiple outlets report that about two dozen people showed up to the far-right rally. 

The white nationalist protesters paraded through the city with a heavy police escort to their protected rally area across from the White House. 

Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of the rally, said people didn't show up because they were scared of being "overly prosecuted" like they were the year before. 

Last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, leaving one person dead and injuring dozens of others. 

CNN reports at least 40 anti-racism groups gathered in D.C. on Sunday to protest the white nationalist rally, which ended early.

The opposing protests remained largely peaceful this year, despite high tensions.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.