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Charlottesville Prepares For Alt-Right Crowds, Announces Street Closings

Street closings that will begin late Friday afternoon and last all Saturday have been announced by the Charlottesville Police Department as they prepare for what is being described as “largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

A change in venue was met with protests from alt-right leaders who have filed a complain after their rally location was changed from Emancipation Park, former Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated for removal by Charlottesville City Council.

Bearing Drift’s Rick Sincere reported on the latest:

An article published on Bearing Drift is among the exhibits attached to a complaint filed in federal court late today by the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute, calling on the City of Charlottesville to reverse its decision to revoke a permit granted to alt-right activist Jason Kessler to hold a rally in what was until recently called Lee Park, now known as Emancipation Park.

Billed as the “Unite the Right” rally, Newsweek reported on those planning to attend:

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2,000 volunteers turn out to search for Hannah Graham — UPDATED

Hannah Graham UVa missing girl 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

[See the latest updates at the bottom.]

It’s been a week since 18-year-old Hannah Graham, a second year student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, disappeared in the wee hours of Saturday, September 13. She has been the subject of exhaustive police investigations, news coverage, and searches as the area has joined together hoping to have a positive ending.

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Charlotteville Chief Longo: Looking for info about male seen with Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham UVa missing girl 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Chief Tim Longo of the Charlottesville Police Department became emotional during the 5:00 news conference Friday afternoon and pleaded for everyone to search their minds to remember anything from the night Hannah Graham disappeared.

Police have surveillance video of a black male, about 32 years old, 6’2″, 270 pounds, with dreadlocks following Hannah on the street that night, then putting his arm around her waist, and they entered the Tempo Restaurant together, stayed about 15 minutes, then left in his car. They are asking for additional information from witnesses about his interaction with Hannah.

Hannah is 18 and was reported missing on Sunday when friends and family realized they hadn’t seen or heard from her since late Friday night/wee hours of Saturday morning. Police are asking anyone who remembers anything to please call the tip line.  A $50,000 is being offered for information about the cause of her disappearance.

If you have information please call the tip hotline at 434.295-3851.

NBC-29 in Charlottesville is doing an excellent job of updating on this case as information becomes available. They have a timeline of Hannah’s whereabouts leading up to her disappearance as well as archives of all articles written about this case since it broke earlier this week.


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