City sued over rally permit decision
The Daily Progress Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10 p.m.
The city of Charlottesville and City Manager Maurice Jones are now facing a federal civil rights lawsuit that includes an allegation that “political pressure” led city officials earlier this week to waffle on whether they would provide security at a controversial rally in Emancipation Park on Saturday.
According to the lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and The Rutherford Institute, Police Chief Al Thomas told Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler on Monday that police would provide protection at the rally.
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