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Police and protesters come out in force on first anniversary of Charlottesville

Protesters and others gathered in Virginia and Washington on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous clashes that took place one year ago, renewing heated discussions about the state of race relations in America.

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Demonstrators march along city streets as they mark the anniversary of last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday.

A gathering of college students, clergy members and anti-fascists remained peaceful as they waved flags, played music and chanted.

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Counter-protesters gather on Freedom Plaza in Washington.

The organizers of Unite the Right, the "white civil rights" rally at the epicenter of last year's violence, moved this year's follow-up event to Washington.

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Virginia State Police form a barricade outside Heather Heyer's makeshift memorial in Charlottesville.

Heyer, 32, was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters at this site one year ago. Two Virginia state troopers also died when their helicopter crashed as they helped monitor the scene.

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Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, arrives at her daughter's memorial in Charlottesville.

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Image: Police carry a protester at the site where Heather Heyer was killedin Charlottesville

Police carry a protester at the site where Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville.

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Demonstrators opposed to the far-right rally gather at Lafayette Park opposite the White House in Washington.

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Image: Jason Kessler, center, and members of the alt-right march to the White House

Jason Kessler, center, marches to the White House on the anniversary of Unite the Right in Washington.

Kessler, who organized this year's Unite the Right rally, said in his permit application that marchers at Lafayette Park will be carrying American or Confederate flags, as well as body cameras.

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Counter-protesters shout behind a police line in Lafayette Park in Washington.

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Counter-protesters march in front of white nationalists being escorted by police to a rally in Washington.

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Charlottesville community members and protest groups lock arms in front of police near Heather Heyer's memorial in Charlottesville.

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Police detain a protester at the site where Heyer was killed in Charlottesville.

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Image: Nadelyn King of Richmond, Virginia, shouts at police officers guarding the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington

Nadelyn King of Richmond, Virginia, shouts at police officers guarding the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington.

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A member of the Charlottesville clergy steps forward to meet with officers of the Virginia State Police.

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Virginia State Police block chanting protesters from Heyer's memorial in Charlottesville.

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Counter-protesters dance outside Lafayette Park in Washington.

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Police escort supporters of a white nationalist-led rally in Washington.

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Jenn Franklin, left, and Gretchen Burgess, who were at the deadly clash last year, embrace near Heyer's memorial in Charlottesville.

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