On Heels of Charlottesville, San Francisco Braces for Far-Right Rally

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A small group of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' face off with Virginia State Police in front of the statue of General Robert E. Lee after the 'Unite the Right' rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla)

The far right-wing group Patriot Prayer hopes to stage a rally at San Francisco's Crissy Field on August 26, an event that is expected to draw armed sympathizers and white supremacists. Fearing violence, state and city lawmakers have called on on the National Park Service to rescind the group's permit. We discuss how San Francisco and other cities are preparing for rallies by far right wing and white nationalist groups, and how citizens, civil rights groups and counterprosters are planning to respond.

Seth Brysk,
central pacific regional director, Anti-Defamation League
Jim Dudley, retired deputy chief of patrol, San Francisco Police Department; co-host of "Policing Matters" podcast
John Sepulvado, host, The California Report
Karissa Lewis, executive director, Center for Third World Organizing; member of the BlackOUT Collective and Black Lives Matter