Downtown Washington was calm Sunday morning, but the relative quiet was not likely to last.
Police in Charlottesville on Saturday arrested three people inside and near the security area in downtown - a 28-year-old man for trespassing twice, a 64-year-old man for possession of razors, something prohibited items during the rally events, and a 53-year-old man for being drunk in public.
Shortly before a planned evening rally to mark the anniversary of a campus confrontation between torch-carrying white nationalists and counterprotesters, activists unfurled a banner that said, "Last year they came w/ torches". Police declared it a riot after far-right protesters and members of antifa, the far-left group that calls itself anti-fascist, began launching fireworks, rocks and bottles at each other.
- Businesses in the District where white nationalist, white supremacist and neo-Nazis are planning to hold the Unite the Right rally on Sunday have stated they will refuse service to anyone with hate in their heart.
Police Chief Peter Newsham said Thursday that the goal "will be to keep the two groups separate. Our goal is to prevent that from happening".
Participants are expected to gather at Washington's Foggy Bottom subway station at 5 p.m. ET before marching to Lafayette Square park, across the street from the White House, according to the permit application.
The preventative measures comes one year on from the harrowing violence that gripped the city one year ago.
During last year's rallies, law enforcement officers stood by while white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters, a response that allowed the violence to spiral out of control, an independent investigation found. Numerous planned community events will promote peaceful messages, including a gathering in honor of Heyer. "Looks like it was payback time".
In a dramatic change of tone from the previous year, when he said there was "blame on both sides" for the violence, President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence".
On Saturday, Trump condemned "all types of racism" in a Twitter post marking the anniversary.
President Trump urges peace for all Americans one year after the deadly incidents in Charlottesville.
It is that image that stays with former UVA student Kendall King, who was counter-protesting that night.
"We the people of Washington, D.C. say unequivocally that we denounce hate, we announce that we denounce anti-Semitism, and we denounce the rhetoric that we expect to hear this Sunday", said Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Bro said donations from around the world poured in to her family after Heyer's death, and that led Bro to start the Heather Heyer Foundation, which awards scholarship money to high school and college students. "This progress that they are so afraid of - the rise of black leaders and Black Lives Matter getting bigger and people feeling safe to speak their mind - that is still happening". In an interview later Friday on "Anderson Cooper 360", Bro said she thinks it's time to "take the focus off Heather, as Heather would want us to do".