Also on Monday, Charlottesville city leaders told the Unite the Right organizers to relocate their rally from Emancipation Park to a larger venue in the city, McIntyre Park, because of the expected crowds, NBC29 reported. Charlottesville law enforcement spent almost $33,000 keeping the 30 or so Klansmen separated from the 1,000 counterprotesters who arrived to challenge the group's presence.
The center said it expected extremist groups from "immigration foes to anti-Semitic bigots, neo-Confederates, Proud Boys, Patriot and militia types, outlaw bikers, swastika-wearing neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members" at the rally. Unite the Right is now threatening to sue Airbnb. Congregate Charlottesville, a multi-denominational clergy group, made a July call for 1,000 clergy, especially white clergy, to attend the rally in protest, according to the Charlottesville Courier Dispatch.
According to BuzzFeed News, the company suspects that several reservations were made in relation to this Saturday's "March on Charlottesville", an alt-right, white supremacist movement created to "unite the right".
The comments on the Daily Stormer also included details for guests that the parties would organise "Nazi Uber" and "Hate Van" transportation and encouraged attendees to wear lapel pins "fashioned in the SS font" to resemble that worn by members of the German Nazi party.
Because of the liberal left's blatantly unconstitutional attempt to shut down this rally, you may be able to add Richard Spencer's name to the pantheon of legendary American civil rights heroes after this weekend!
In a statement to Gizmodo, AirBnB said that it does remove users who violate its non-discrimination clause.
On Monday, Kessler, the rally organizer, shot back.
Mr Kessler argues the company's anti-discrimination policy was meant to keep renters from "denying service to individuals based on race, religion or other identity characteristics". "They have now unjustly expanded that policy to imply that they will search through your social media accounts looking for controversial opinions and deny service based on that".
Kessler indicated in a permit that more than 400 people could attend, which led city leaders to compromise with him that the event be moved from Emancipation Park, which was previously known as Lee Park, to the larger McIntire Park.
The organizations claim the city's decision is unconstitutional because, "opposition can be no basis for government action that would suppress the First Amendment rights of demonstrators, no matter how distasteful those views may be".