Police lock Charlottesville on the anniversary of race riots

Charlottesville, Virginia, is calm on the first anniversary of the race riots that pitted white nationalists and counter-demonstrators against the head and resulted in the death of one

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Charlottesville riots, where white nationalists clashed with protesters in a shocking confrontation that killed one, but so far everything is peace and quiet in the small town.

Security has been strengthened as hundreds of officers take to the streets and the city center surrounded by barricades, while anti-fascists arrive to protest.

But so far there have been no clashes, despite the fact that the state and the city declared a state of emergency to avoid the chaos that developed on the site last year on August 12, 2017.

A man has been arrested peacefully for buying razor blades, a forbidden object in the city center over the weekend, at a nearby pharmacy.

Charlottesville, Virginia, is calm on the first anniversary of the race riots that pitted white nationalists and counter-demonstrators against the head and resulted in the death of one

Charlottesville, Virginia, is calm on the first anniversary of the race riots that pitted white nationalists and counter-demonstrators against the head and resulted in the death of one

Anti-fascist demonstrators arrived at the police stationed in the center of the city, where they demonstrated peacefully and marched carrying a sign that read "Good Night White Pride."

Anti-fascist demonstrators arrived at the police stationed in the center of the city, where they demonstrated peacefully and marched carrying a sign that read "Good Night White Pride."

Anti-fascist demonstrators arrived at the police stationed in the center of the city, where they demonstrated peacefully and marched carrying a sign that read "Good Night White Pride."

The group celebrated their registration as they marched through the center of the city flooded with officers

The group celebrated their registration as they marched through the center of the city flooded with officers

The group celebrated their registration as they marched through the center of the city flooded with officers

A woman from North Carolina walked through the mall holding a "There is no place for hatred" sign on what appears to be a quiet afternoon despite the city declaring a state of emergency.

A woman from North Carolina walked through the mall holding a "There is no place for hatred" sign on what appears to be a quiet afternoon despite the city declaring a state of emergency.

A woman from North Carolina walked through the mall holding a "There is no place for hatred" sign on what appears to be a quiet afternoon despite the city declaring a state of emergency.

Members of the Charlottesville community were seen meditating outside the Renaissance school

Members of the Charlottesville community were seen meditating outside the Renaissance school

Members of the Charlottesville community were seen meditating outside the Renaissance school

The state brought 700 police officers and 300 members of the Virginia National Guard to the city over the weekend and shed a whopping $ 2 million to pay for the response measures.

On Friday, opposing protesters gathered at a makeshift memorial for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who was killing during last year's Unite the Right rally. Her mother spoke with reporters at the place where she was killed.

Saturday began peacefully on the day when police took control of the downtown area that has been barricaded with concrete barriers and metal fences.

When visitors slowly entered the center of Charlottesville, they were checked very safely and checked two baggage checkpoints.

President Donald Trump tweeted on the anniversary of the Unite the Right rally saying he condemns "all kinds of racism and acts of violence."

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago caused death and division without meaning, we must unite as a nation," he added.

Although the day was quiet, local resident John Miska was arrested for buying razor blades, which are prohibited items in the city center enclosed

Although the day was quiet, local resident John Miska was arrested for buying razor blades, which are prohibited items in the city center enclosed

Although the day was quiet, local resident John Miska was arrested for buying razor blades, which are prohibited items in the city center enclosed

Twitter users showed how Miska was surrounded by police while being escorted away

Twitter users showed how Miska was surrounded by police while being escorted away

Twitter users showed how Miska was surrounded by police while being escorted away

The downtown area of ​​the city was closed with barricades, allowing only two security checkpoints, one in the photo

The downtown area of ​​the city was closed with barricades, allowing only two security checkpoints, one in the photo

The downtown area of ​​the city was closed with barricades, allowing only two security checkpoints, one in the photo

The state brought 700 police and 300 members of the Virginia National Guard to prevent the violence that erupted last year from happening again.

The state brought 700 police and 300 members of the Virginia National Guard to prevent the violence that erupted last year from happening again.

The state brought 700 police and 300 members of the Virginia National Guard to prevent the violence that erupted last year from happening again.

For the 1 pm anti-fascist activists demonstrated in the downtown area and peacefully, according to The Charlotte Observer.

A few dozen black-clad protesters marched through the city, stopping to pay homage and observe a moment of silence at Heyer's memorial.

Some carried signs that said: "Good evening, white pride."

Students at the University of Virginia are scheduled to march on their Charlottesville campus on Saturday night.

"They are recovering that space because last year the white supremacists arrived with their torches and took over that part of the campus," according to NPR.

State police arrested local resident John Miska in the closed downtown area after he bought razor blades, a prohibited item in the area over the weekend, at a downtown pharmacy. He complied peacefully while he was handcuffed and escorted surrounded by policemen.

Twitter users shared their image pointing to their peaceful detention.

Heather Heyer, 32, (pictured) protested why the racists died when she was mowed near the park

Heather Heyer, 32, (pictured) protested why the racists died when she was mowed near the park

Heather Heyer, 32, (pictured) protested why the racists died when she was mowed near the park

The place where he was shot was covered in flowers and messages of hate against chalk when the anniversary of his death approaches

The place where he was shot was covered in flowers and messages of hate against chalk when the anniversary of his death approaches

The place where he was shot was covered in flowers and messages of hate against chalk when the anniversary of his death approaches

The place where Heather Heyer, 32, was murdered last year, has changed her name to Heather Heyer Way

The place where Heather Heyer, 32, was murdered last year, has changed her name to Heather Heyer Way

The place where Heather Heyer, 32, was murdered last year, has changed her name to Heather Heyer Way

Locals and visitors placed flowers and stopped next to the Heyer memorial to pay homage

Locals and visitors placed flowers and stopped next to the Heyer memorial to pay homage

Locals and visitors placed flowers and stopped next to the Heyer memorial to pay homage

Antifa protesters visited his monument, sobbing on the ground and clinging to each other

Antifa protesters visited his monument, sobbing on the ground and clinging to each other

Antifa protesters visited his monument, sobbing on the ground and clinging to each other

Members of the Antifa dressed in black walked through the center of the city in a silent parade

Members of the Antifa dressed in black walked through the center of the city in a silent parade

Members of the Antifa dressed in black walked through the center of the city in a silent parade

The protesters left chalk messages in anticipation of the Unite the Right rally to be held tomorrow, this woman appears portraying the message "Pigs Go Home".

The protesters left chalk messages in anticipation of the Unite the Right rally to be held tomorrow, this woman appears portraying the message "Pigs Go Home".

The protesters left chalk messages in anticipation of the Unite the Right rally to be held tomorrow, this woman appears portraying the message "Pigs Go Home".

"Virginia is for lovers, not Nazis," says another moving chalk message in anticipation of 1,000 protesters expected to appear in Charlottesville on Sunday.

While the security measures intensified and the city elders published a list of prohibited items in the blockaded area of ​​18 blocks from the center prohibiting bats, sticks, skateboards and razor blades, weapons could still enter.

The group banned & # 39; BB guns, shotguns, air rifles or pistols, paintball guns and stun guns & # 39 ;. There was no mention of the real.

"According to Virginia law, we can not regulate firearms," ​​city spokesman Brian Wheeler told DailyMail.com.

A handful of other cities in the state have that right, Wheeler said. After the violence last year, Charlottesville requested to be added to the list, but was rejected.

"Certainly, it does not seem sensible to me, but it's the law," he said.

As for the rallies to be held in Washington DC tomorrow, firearms have been banned even for license holders.

Trump tweeted Saturday on the anniversary of the deadly riots by saying he condemned all kinds of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans! & # 39;

Trump tweeted Saturday on the anniversary of the deadly riots by saying he condemned all kinds of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans! & # 39;

Trump tweeted Saturday on the anniversary of the deadly riots by saying he condemned all kinds of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans! & # 39;

The governor of Virginia Ralph Northam shared this message on the anniversary of the racial revolt

The governor of Virginia Ralph Northam shared this message on the anniversary of the racial revolt

The governor of Virginia Ralph Northam shared this message on the anniversary of the racial revolt

Charlottesville City Council warned locals that security was reinforced over the weekend and that there was a list of prohibited items in the downtown plaza.

Charlottesville City Council warned locals that security was reinforced over the weekend and that there was a list of prohibited items in the downtown plaza.

Charlottesville City Council warned locals that security was reinforced over the weekend and that there was a list of prohibited items in the downtown plaza.

The complete list of prohibited articles issued by the city says: BB guns, shotguns, air rifles or pistols, paintball guns, nunchucks, tasers, stun guns, large-caliber metal chains, pieces of wood or wood, poles, bricks, rocks, cans or containers for beverages or metal foods, glass bottles, axes, ax handles, hatchets, ice axes, acidic or caustic materials, dangerous or flammable or combustible liquids, skateboards, swords, knives, daggers, razor blades or other sharp objects, metal pipes, pepper or bear sprays, mace, sprays, catapults, wrist rockets, bats, sticks, sticks, drones, explosives, fireworks, open fire or open flames, and any other item considered an "instrument of disturbance".

People wearing masks and hoods will also be prevented from entering the city center.

"It's as if they had all the cops on this side of the Mississippi in the city," local resident Marybeth Collins told DailyMail.com as she walked into Emancipation Park, the epicenter of last year's rally.

Hundreds of state police descended into the university city, determined to prevent the recurrence of last year's violence

Hundreds of state police descended into the university city, determined to prevent the recurrence of last year's violence

Hundreds of state police descended into the university city, determined to prevent the recurrence of last year's violence

Buses containing police officers appear in the image arriving at the University of Virginia basketball stadium before the anniversary

Buses containing police officers appear in the image arriving at the University of Virginia basketball stadium before the anniversary

Buses containing police officers appear in the image arriving at the University of Virginia basketball stadium before the anniversary

The retired teacher said she feels there will be no repeat of last year's violence, which was triggered by a rally to protest the proposed removal of a 26-foot roof. High bronze statue of Robert E. Lee on horseback, the centerpiece of the park, which was known as Lee Park until June of last year.

"Obviously they were not ready last year, this year I think they are."

John Kessler, the organizer of the demonstration last year, has been denied a permit this year. But he has earned the right to hold a protest near the White House in Washington, DC on Sunday.

Wheeler said Kessler has the right to appear in Charlottesville as long as he does not host a rally of more than 50 people. "We just do not know if he will be here."

The city spokesman said he expected around 1,000 protesters in the city, but admitted that the figure could be very far.

The statue of Lee, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is still in the park.

After the violence of last year, the city ordered that it be covered in black while the legal maneuvers were resolved to eliminate it. But in February of this year, a judge ordered to raise the shroud.

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