Sorry. More Charlottesville. You can ignore if you like.
The march never should have happened. The town didn’t want them there. They decided what they wanted to do in the way elected officials decide things.
The local statue preservation society sued.
The ears on the right got wind of it and decided “What a great place to do UniteTheRight”.
But the mayor said “no, not here”.
So, the UniteTheRight people got the ACLU involved.
The ACLU sued the town.
The town folded and said, “Whatever. We’ll bring police then”
The rest is history but it’s being written/rewritten daily.