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Opinion/Editorial: Balancing act on park rally can't fit everyone
Daily Progress Editorial Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at 5 a.m.

Here’s something we never thought we’d have occasion to say:

Jason Kessler and Charlottesville officials are both right. Up to a point.

City leaders said early this week that they would approve Mr. Kessler’s petition for a rally if the alt-right organizer would move his demonstration from newly named Emancipation Park, where the Robert E. Lee statue stands, to McIntire Park.

Mr. Kessler is furious. The whole point of having the rally at Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park, is to support the statue in the face of efforts to remove it. The symbolic impact is lost if the protest is moved, he said.

He’s right.


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