When the Veterans Affairs chief diversity officer urged the agency to denounce the "repugnant display of hate and bigotry" in Charlottesville, a White House appointee told her to stand down.
"I heard screeching tires and an engine revving as it sped past me up the street," a photographer said.
On Saturday, Republican Congressman Tom Garrett of Virginia claimed that Russia "fanned the flames" of racial discord that led to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, one year ago.
The white nationalists were far outnumbered by counterprotesters, and local residents, who packed Washington, D.C., to decry the march.
Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of race relations.
Though many, including the President, have accused Antifa of provoking violence, the activists see themselves as the first line of defense against fascism.
The 24-year-old told the court he resorted to the makeshift flamethrower only because police officers were doing nothing to protect the counterprotesters from the right-wing rally.
A Virginia jury has found Jacob Scott Goodwin, 23, guilty of kicking and beating 20-year-old DeAndre Harris during the August 12 rally.
The year 2017 will be remembered as the year Nazis re-emerged as a visible presence in the United States and the word alt-right became a common household term.
"I'm definitely not happy with how he has chosen to drive forward with white supremacy and neo-Nazis," she said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
The verification of Jason Kessler, who organized the Unite the Right rally, caused a backlash and prompted Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to admit the company had failed.
The "Unite the Right" rally, a white nationalist event in Charlottesville, Virginia, that collapsed into chaos on August 12, is already a volatile cultural flash point.