The mother of a woman killed at the Charlottesville rally urges people not to respond to violence & # 039;

Susan Bo (pictured in Charlottesville on Friday) told counter-demonstrators to make sure they are safe at Sunday's Unite the Right 2 event in Washington

The mother of Heather Heyer, who died last year when a white nationalist crashed his car against protesters in Charlottesville, urged people to remain at peace while Washington DC is preparing to Unite the Right 2.

Susan Bo told the counter-demonstrators to make sure they are safe in Sunday's event. & # 39; There is no place for hate. Do not respond to violence if you can protect yourself without it and do not let your guard down, "he told CBS News.

"What I've learned is that a lethal form of attack will happen when everyone is relaxed, so be careful."

Susan Bo (pictured in Charlottesville on Friday) told counter-demonstrators to make sure they are safe at Sunday's Unite the Right 2 event in Washington

Heather Heyer

Heather Heyer

Susan Bo (left, in Charlottesville on Friday) told the counter-protesters to make sure they were safe at Sunday's Unite the Right 2 event in Washington. In the photo on the right: Heather Heyer

Unite the Right 2 will take place on Sunday afternoon at Lafayette Park in front of the White House and will be the first anniversary of Charlottesville.

Estimates vary on how many white nationalist protesters will be presented.

Jason Kessler, who also organized last year's event, predicted 400 in his permit application, but participation could be much less.

Bro said the event had provoked painful memories of his daughter's death, which has led to murder charges against the alleged driver of the car, James Fields.

"While I'm working, I'm not thinking too much or feeling too much," Bro said. "But I have to be honest because the weight of this is coming to me today and tomorrow."

He urged Americans to have "painful conversations" about the race to help heal "deep wounds."

"If they hurry to heal, if they hurry everyone to catch each other and sing Kumbaya, we'll be back here in a few years," he said.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, members of the KKK and the right attacked each other as counter-demonstrators who intervened outside Emancipation Park in Charlottesville last year on August 12.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, members of the KKK and the right attacked each other as counter-demonstrators who intervened outside Emancipation Park in Charlottesville last year on August 12.

White nationalists, neo-Nazis, members of the KKK and the right attacked each other as counter-demonstrators who intervened outside Emancipation Park in Charlottesville last year on August 12.

Bro talks to reporters on Friday at the place where his daughter was killed in Charlottesville on August 12

Bro talks to reporters on Friday at the place where his daughter was killed in Charlottesville on August 12

Bro talks to reporters on Friday at the place where his daughter was killed in Charlottesville on August 12

President Trump was criticized for his response to Charlottesville after he seemed to approve the white nationalists by saying he had "very good people" & # 39; on both sides of the manifestation.

But in preparation for this year's protest, he chose to condemn "all types of racism" and urged unity.

"The unrest in Charlottesville a year ago caused death and division without meaning, we must unite as a nation," he wrote Saturday morning. "I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence, peace to ALL Americans! & # 39;

Heyer's mother called the message, & # 39; A good tweet & # 39;

The white nationalist movement has been partially divided last year, and some blame Kessler for the bad press generated by Charlottesville.

Several white nationalist leaders have disavowed the demonstration on Sunday and have asked their followers not to attend.

Rally participants are likely to be outnumbered by passionate counter-demonstrators. At least two anti-white nationalist rallies will also take place at Lafayette Park.

The rally last year, on August 12, led the rally attendants to carry burning torches (in the image) and collide with the counter-demonstrators.

The rally last year, on August 12, led the rally attendants to carry burning torches (in the image) and collide with the counter-demonstrators.

The rally last year, on August 12, led the rally attendants to carry burning torches (in the image) and collide with the counter-demonstrators.

The local chapter of Black Lives Matter is also planning a separate march to the site.

With the Charlottesville police widely criticized for their handling of the demonstration last year, the authorities of D.C. They have committed to avoid violence.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham have pledged a massive security mobilization to keep protesters and opponents apart.

"We have a series of techniques to keep them separated," Newsham said. "We are used to the protests in Washington and the rules are quite simple: do not hurt anyone and do not break anything."

While the White House will be the backdrop for the rallies, President Donald Trump will not be in the city.

An antifascist protest in Charlottesville on Saturday went smoothly.

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