Civil Trial Begins For Charlottesville Rally Organizers

ABC News reports:

Jury selection is scheduled to get underway on Monday in the high-profile civil case in the U.S. district court in Charlottesville against organizers and certain participants of the “Unite the Right” rally. Nine people injured over the two-day event are accusing promoters of exhorting followers to “defend the South and Western civilization” from non-white people and their allies, according to the lawsuit.

The suit that is seeking unspecified damages from 24 defendants, including James Alex Fields Jr., the Ohio man who plowed his Dodge Challenger into a group of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Among the other defendants named in the civil suit are the alleged key organizers of the 2017 rally; Jason Kessler [photo] — who took out the permit for the rally — and Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute.

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