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* [[December 1]] – Heaphy and his law firm Hunton & Williams LLP released the [https://www.charlottesvilleindependentreview.com/ final report] of their independent review titled: INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.
 
* [[December 1]] – Heaphy and his law firm Hunton & Williams LLP released the [https://www.charlottesvilleindependentreview.com/ final report] of their independent review titled: INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.
 
*[[December 18]] – [[Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board]] (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created and appointed by the [[2018-2019 City Council | City Council]].
 
*[[December 18]] – [[Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board]] (CRB), an eight member citizen's Board, created and appointed by the [[2018-2019 City Council | City Council]].
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==STATUES==
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*January 31 &ndash; Mayor [[Mike Signer]] holds “Capital of the Resistance” press conference on Downtown Mall. <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*February 6 &ndash; City Council votes 3-2 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee and to add context to statue of Stonewall Jackson. <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*February 21 &ndash; Corey Stewart holds rally to protest pending removal of Lee statue. <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*March 22 &ndash; Lawsuit filed to enjoin removal of the Lee statue. <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*May 2&ndash; Judge [[Richard E. Moore |Richard Moore]] issues injunction preventing City from removing Lee statue. <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*June 6&ndash; City Council votes to rename [[Lee Park]] as [[Emancipation Park]], and to rename [[Jackson Park]] as [[Justice Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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==MAY 13 AND MAY 14 DEMONSTRATIONS==
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*May 13 &ndash;
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**11:00 a.m. &ndash; Supports of Richard Spencer enter Festival of Cultures, attracting attention of Festival supervisors and the [[Charlottesville Police Department]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler, and nearly one hundred white nationalist supporters gather in [[McGuffey Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**12:30 p.m. &ndash; Spencer and Mike Enoch begin speaking in [[Jackson Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**1:30 p.m.&ndash; Spencer event disrupted by counter-protesters.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**3:30 p.m.&ndash; Spencer followers re-enter Festival of Cultures, engage “Germany” table in discussion regarding Hitler.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:00 p.m. &ndash; Spencer-led group reassembles in [[McGuffey Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:05 p.m. &ndash; Spencer-led group lights torches, marches to [[Lee Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:15 p.m. &ndash; CPD Sergeant Bradley Pleasants observes Spencer’s group in Lee Park, reports presence to CPD.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:20 p.m. &ndash; Officer E.A. Maney investigates reports of torches made to Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Emergency Communications Center.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:30 p.m. &ndash; Additional CPD officers arrive, dispersing Spencer and his followers.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*May 14&ndash; 
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**12:09 p.m. &ndash; Rev. Erik Wikstrom circulates e-mail from parishioner noting that Stand Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Public Housing Association of Residents were organizing a counter-protest at [[Lee Park]].<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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** 2:44 p.m. &ndash; Charlene Green notifies Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy of protest plans.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:00 p.m. &ndash;Candlelight event begins in Lee Park.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:45 p.m. &ndash;Jason Kessler arrives in Lee Park, removes signs covering Lee statue.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**10:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD officers order crowd in Lee Park to disperse; three arrests made for disorderly conduct and other offenses.<ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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==JULY 8, 2017 KU KLUX KLAN RALLY==
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Event Summary: <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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*May 24 &ndash; Amanda Barker drives to Charlottesville to identify locations for protest and files application for permit on behalf of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
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**11:02 a.m. &ndash; Special Events Coordinator Michelle Christian forwards Barker application to Special Events Committee
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**1:04 a.m. &ndash; Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Daly forwards Barker application to City Manager Maurice Jones and CPD Police Chief Al Thomas
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*June 2 &ndash; City Manager Jones informs City Council of Barker application CPD Captain Wendy Lewis instructs subordinates to begin gathering intelligence for Klan event
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*June 8 &ndash; Amanda Barker agrees to CPD request to move KKK event to Justice Park
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*June 14 &ndash; CPD Detectives Nick Rudman and Blane Cosgro present initial intelligence report to Chief Thomas. Thomas requests a more comprehensive intelligence gathering operation, including personal visits to potential protesters and anti-racist activists
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*June 20 &ndash; CPD holds press conference to advertise alternative programming options for City residents on July 8
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*June 20 &ndash; CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8
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*June 21 &ndash;  CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8
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*June 22 &ndash; Attorney Pamela Starsia writes to Chief Thomas and holds press conference criticizing CPD intelligence efforts CPD Lieutenant Joe Hatter completes CPD Intelligence Report for July 8
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*June 29 &ndash; CPD Major Gary Pleasants sends request for assistance to APD and University of Virginia Police Department regarding July 8
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*July 5 &ndash; APD confirms offer of assistance to CPD
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*July 6 &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Steve Upman distributes information regarding road closures to the public
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*July 7 <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**9:00 a.m. &ndash; VSP-only briefing at VSP Division III headquarters
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**4:45 p.m. &ndash; Captain Shifflett circulates final CPD Operational Plan
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**9:22 p.m. &ndash; Charlottesville Public Works grants CPD permission to use Avon Street bus lot to park and organize the Klan
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*July 8 <ref>{{cite web|title= FINAL REPORT INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE 2017 PROTEST EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA|url=https://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=59691|author= Hunton & Williams LLP |work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate= December 1, 2017|accessdate=December 1, 2019}}</ref>
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**10:00 a.m. &ndash; CPD-VSP-CFD “all hands” briefing at Albemarle County Office Building
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**11:49 a.m. &ndash; Unified Command Center opens
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**12:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD Officers arrive in zones at Justice Park; traffic closures pursuant to traffic plan; VSP officers sweep Justice Park for explosives
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**1:02 p.m. &ndash; Klan members arrive in Waynesboro, Virginia
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**2:15 p.m. Antifa spotted in gas masks, padded clothing, and body armor
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**2:30 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Tom McKean and CPD Rapid Reaction team dispatched to Avon Street bus facility to meet Klan vehicles
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**2:30 p.m. &ndash; Members of Clergy Collective arrive in Justice Park
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**2:56 p.m. &ndash; Zone 1 fills with bystanders and counter-protesters
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**3:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD allows media to enter buffer area between barricades at Justice Park
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**3:13 p.m. Klan members arrive at Avon Street bus facility, begin preparing for trip to Justice Park
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**3:16 p.m. &ndash; Counter-protesters lock arms and obstruct anticipated point of Klan members’ entry into Justice Park
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**3:18 p.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force departs JDR Court, begins clearing path for Klan to enter Justice Park
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; After repeated warnings, CPD arrests activists blocking entry to Justice Park
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**3:30 p.m. &ndash; Klan departs Avon Street with CPD escort
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**3:39 p.m. &ndash; Albemarle County Sheriff’s deputy directs Klan vehicles into JDR Court garage
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**3:45 p.m. &ndash; CPD escorts Klan from JDR Court garage to Justice Park
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**3:50 p.m. &ndash; Klan begins demonstration in Justice Park
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**4:00 p.m. &ndash; CPD advises Klan they have twenty minutes remaining
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**4:22 p.m. &ndash; CPD Lieutenant Hatter informs Barker that time has expired
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**4:25 p.m. &ndash; Klan begins exit from Justice Park; crowd streams down 4th Street, toward JDR Court garage
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Lieutenant Hatter requests assistance on 4th Street from APD Mobile Field Force
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Command Center orders CPD Lieutenant Brian O’Donnell to move zone 2 officers to JDR Court garage entrance
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Klan enters JDR Court garage; lead Klan vehicle breaks down
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**4:30 p.m. &ndash; Six University of Virginia Police Department officers deployed to JDR Court
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**4:32 p.m. &ndash; Counter-protesters block exit of JDR Court garage; Lieutenant Hatter requests permission to declare unlawful assembly
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**4:32 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas gives Lieutenant Hatter permission to declare unlawful assembly; Command Center orders all available officers to assist Lt. Hatter
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**4:35 p.m. &ndash; Lieutenant Hatter gathers CPD, APD, and VSP personnel into line in front of JDR Court garage; declares unlawful assembly
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**4:38 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants leaves Command Center to assume ground command
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**4:40 p.m. &ndash; Officers push crowd away from garage exit
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**4:45 p.m. &ndash; Klan vehicles begin to exit JDRF Court garage
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**4:49 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas orders all CPD units to return to zones in Justice Park
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**4:56 p.m. &ndash; CPD Officer Eric Thomas kicked in groin while attempting to make arrest; counter-protesters lock arms and interfere with Thomas and other officers
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**4:59 p.m. &ndash; Command Center orders all units to vicinity of JDR Court
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**4:59 p.m. &ndash; Officer Thomas deploys OC spray; officers make several arrests
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**5:00 p.m. &ndash; Chief Thomas denies VSP request to deploy chemical agents
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**5:02 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants approves VSP request to deploy CS dispersal powder, declares unlawful assembly, warns crowd that chemical agents will be used
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**5:07 p.m. &ndash; VSP Tactical Field Force deploys 3 CS dispersal canisters
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**5:12 p.m. &ndash; Major Pleasants back in Command Center, confirms deployment of chemical agent
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**5:22 p.m. &ndash; Unlawful assembly declared in Justice Park; crowd continues to disperse
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**6:02 p.m. &ndash; High Street opened to traffic
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**6:06 p.m. &ndash; All remaining roads opened to traffic
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**6:38 p.m. &ndash; Command Center closed
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==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
 
*[[January 7]] &ndash; [[Holly Edwards]]
 
*[[January 7]] &ndash; [[Holly Edwards]]

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January

February

March

  • March 20 – Payne v. City of Charlottesville original complaint documents filed by a group who claims the council’s decision to remove two Confederate statues in downtown city parks was unlawful. The Monument Fund is one of the plaintiffs suing over the City Council’s 2017 votes to remove the city’s General Robert E. Lee Statue and Stonewall Jackson Statue.

April

May

June

July

August

  • August 12 – A "Unite the Right" rally turned deadly when a 20-year-old Ohio man accelerated his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
  • August 13 – “Unite the Right” organizer Jason Kessler attempted to hold a press conference in front of Charlottesville City Hall. He was forced to abandon the conference after being attacked by an angry crowd. One man pushed Kessler and then a woman tackled him. "Police surrounded Kessler and pulled him out from amidst the angry crowd almost immediately, but the crowd kept chasing him."[3]
  • August 25 9:39 AM – The City of Charlottesville announced the hiring of Tim Heaphy, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to lead an independent, external review of the City's response to three events during the previous three months - the May 13th torch-light rally at Emancipation Park, the July 8th rally of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at Justice Park and the August 12th Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park.[4]

September

October

November

December

STATUES

  • January 31 – Mayor Mike Signer holds “Capital of the Resistance” press conference on Downtown Mall. [8]
  • February 6 – City Council votes 3-2 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee and to add context to statue of Stonewall Jackson. [9]
  • February 21 – Corey Stewart holds rally to protest pending removal of Lee statue. [10]
  • March 22 – Lawsuit filed to enjoin removal of the Lee statue. [11]
  • May 2– Judge Richard Moore issues injunction preventing City from removing Lee statue. [12]

MAY 13 AND MAY 14 DEMONSTRATIONS

  • May 13 –
    • 11:00 a.m. – Supports of Richard Spencer enter Festival of Cultures, attracting attention of Festival supervisors and the Charlottesville Police Department.[14]
    • 12:00 p.m. – Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler, and nearly one hundred white nationalist supporters gather in McGuffey Park.[15]
    • 12:30 p.m. – Spencer and Mike Enoch begin speaking in Jackson Park.[16]
    • 1:30 p.m.– Spencer event disrupted by counter-protesters.[17]
    • 3:30 p.m.– Spencer followers re-enter Festival of Cultures, engage “Germany” table in discussion regarding Hitler.[18]
    • 9:00 p.m. – Spencer-led group reassembles in McGuffey Park.[19]
    • 9:05 p.m. – Spencer-led group lights torches, marches to Lee Park.[20]
    • 9:15 p.m. – CPD Sergeant Bradley Pleasants observes Spencer’s group in Lee Park, reports presence to CPD.[21]
    • 9:20 p.m. – Officer E.A. Maney investigates reports of torches made to Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Emergency Communications Center.[22]
    • 9:30 p.m. – Additional CPD officers arrive, dispersing Spencer and his followers.[23]
  • May 14–
    • 12:09 p.m. – Rev. Erik Wikstrom circulates e-mail from parishioner noting that Stand Up for Racial Justice Charlottesville, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Public Housing Association of Residents were organizing a counter-protest at Lee Park.[24]
    • 2:44 p.m. – Charlene Green notifies Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones and Assistant City Manager Mike Murphy of protest plans.[25]
    • 9:00 p.m. –Candlelight event begins in Lee Park.[26]
    • 9:45 p.m. –Jason Kessler arrives in Lee Park, removes signs covering Lee statue.[27]
    • 10:00 p.m. – CPD officers order crowd in Lee Park to disperse; three arrests made for disorderly conduct and other offenses.[28]

JULY 8, 2017 KU KLUX KLAN RALLY

Event Summary: [29]

  • May 24 – Amanda Barker drives to Charlottesville to identify locations for protest and files application for permit on behalf of Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
    • 11:02 a.m. – Special Events Coordinator Michelle Christian forwards Barker application to Special Events Committee
    • 1:04 a.m. – Director of Parks and Recreation Brian Daly forwards Barker application to City Manager Maurice Jones and CPD Police Chief Al Thomas
  • June 2 – City Manager Jones informs City Council of Barker application CPD Captain Wendy Lewis instructs subordinates to begin gathering intelligence for Klan event
  • June 8 – Amanda Barker agrees to CPD request to move KKK event to Justice Park
  • June 14 – CPD Detectives Nick Rudman and Blane Cosgro present initial intelligence report to Chief Thomas. Thomas requests a more comprehensive intelligence gathering operation, including personal visits to potential protesters and anti-racist activists
  • June 20 – CPD holds press conference to advertise alternative programming options for City residents on July 8
  • June 20 – CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8
  • June 21 – CPD Detectives meet with Jason Kessler and counter protester groups about July 8
  • June 22 – Attorney Pamela Starsia writes to Chief Thomas and holds press conference criticizing CPD intelligence efforts CPD Lieutenant Joe Hatter completes CPD Intelligence Report for July 8
  • June 29 – CPD Major Gary Pleasants sends request for assistance to APD and University of Virginia Police Department regarding July 8
  • July 5 – APD confirms offer of assistance to CPD
  • July 6 – CPD Lieutenant Steve Upman distributes information regarding road closures to the public
  • July 7 [30]
    • 9:00 a.m. – VSP-only briefing at VSP Division III headquarters
    • 4:45 p.m. – Captain Shifflett circulates final CPD Operational Plan
    • 9:22 p.m. – Charlottesville Public Works grants CPD permission to use Avon Street bus lot to park and organize the Klan
  • July 8 [31]
    • 10:00 a.m. – CPD-VSP-CFD “all hands” briefing at Albemarle County Office Building
    • 11:49 a.m. – Unified Command Center opens
    • 12:00 p.m. – CPD Officers arrive in zones at Justice Park; traffic closures pursuant to traffic plan; VSP officers sweep Justice Park for explosives
    • 1:02 p.m. – Klan members arrive in Waynesboro, Virginia
    • 2:15 p.m. Antifa spotted in gas masks, padded clothing, and body armor
    • 2:30 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Tom McKean and CPD Rapid Reaction team dispatched to Avon Street bus facility to meet Klan vehicles
    • 2:30 p.m. – Members of Clergy Collective arrive in Justice Park
    • 2:56 p.m. – Zone 1 fills with bystanders and counter-protesters
    • 3:00 p.m. – CPD allows media to enter buffer area between barricades at Justice Park
    • 3:13 p.m. Klan members arrive at Avon Street bus facility, begin preparing for trip to Justice Park
    • 3:16 p.m. – Counter-protesters lock arms and obstruct anticipated point of Klan members’ entry into Justice Park
    • 3:18 p.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force departs JDR Court, begins clearing path for Klan to enter Justice Park
    • 3:30 p.m. – After repeated warnings, CPD arrests activists blocking entry to Justice Park
    • 3:30 p.m. – Klan departs Avon Street with CPD escort
    • 3:39 p.m. – Albemarle County Sheriff’s deputy directs Klan vehicles into JDR Court garage
    • 3:45 p.m. – CPD escorts Klan from JDR Court garage to Justice Park
    • 3:50 p.m. – Klan begins demonstration in Justice Park
    • 4:00 p.m. – CPD advises Klan they have twenty minutes remaining
    • 4:22 p.m. – CPD Lieutenant Hatter informs Barker that time has expired
    • 4:25 p.m. – Klan begins exit from Justice Park; crowd streams down 4th Street, toward JDR Court garage
    • 4:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Hatter requests assistance on 4th Street from APD Mobile Field Force
    • 4:30 p.m. – Command Center orders CPD Lieutenant Brian O’Donnell to move zone 2 officers to JDR Court garage entrance
    • 4:30 p.m. – Klan enters JDR Court garage; lead Klan vehicle breaks down
    • 4:30 p.m. – Six University of Virginia Police Department officers deployed to JDR Court
    • 4:32 p.m. – Counter-protesters block exit of JDR Court garage; Lieutenant Hatter requests permission to declare unlawful assembly
    • 4:32 p.m. – Chief Thomas gives Lieutenant Hatter permission to declare unlawful assembly; Command Center orders all available officers to assist Lt. Hatter
    • 4:35 p.m. – Lieutenant Hatter gathers CPD, APD, and VSP personnel into line in front of JDR Court garage; declares unlawful assembly
    • 4:38 p.m. – Major Pleasants leaves Command Center to assume ground command
    • 4:40 p.m. – Officers push crowd away from garage exit
    • 4:45 p.m. – Klan vehicles begin to exit JDRF Court garage
    • 4:49 p.m. – Chief Thomas orders all CPD units to return to zones in Justice Park
    • 4:56 p.m. – CPD Officer Eric Thomas kicked in groin while attempting to make arrest; counter-protesters lock arms and interfere with Thomas and other officers
    • 4:59 p.m. – Command Center orders all units to vicinity of JDR Court
    • 4:59 p.m. – Officer Thomas deploys OC spray; officers make several arrests
    • 5:00 p.m. – Chief Thomas denies VSP request to deploy chemical agents
    • 5:02 p.m. – Major Pleasants approves VSP request to deploy CS dispersal powder, declares unlawful assembly, warns crowd that chemical agents will be used
    • 5:07 p.m. – VSP Tactical Field Force deploys 3 CS dispersal canisters
    • 5:12 p.m. – Major Pleasants back in Command Center, confirms deployment of chemical agent
    • 5:22 p.m. – Unlawful assembly declared in Justice Park; crowd continues to disperse
    • 6:02 p.m. – High Street opened to traffic
    • 6:06 p.m. – All remaining roads opened to traffic
    • 6:38 p.m. – Command Center closed


Deaths

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