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On Charlottesville anniversary, white nationalists are vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters outside White House

WASHINGTON - Marching shoulder to shoulder in the nation's capital, large crowds turned out Sunday to denounce racism as a small contingent of white supremacists staged a rally in a park across from the White House - a disparity that was heartening to many but belied deep fears over rising racial divisions across the country.

A year after deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., became a nationwide symbol of polarization and mayhem in the Trump era, authorities braced for potential clashes as the two sides converged on the same small patch of greenery in Lafayette Square.

But as the steamy afternoon turned to a twilight thunderstorm, police managed to keep the opposing groups apart, with a few dozen white nationalists surrounded by barricades and vastly outnumbered by police, let

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