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Far right rally in Washington met with protests

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By Robert Hackwill
Far right rally in Washington met with protests

America's emboldened far-right movement has been demonstrating again, this time in front of the White House in Washington.

Police were out in force to ensure there was no trouble, as the marchers were met by an anti-fascist counter-demonstratuon.

There was plenty of abuse thrown by both sides but no violence, and police escorted far-right leader Richard Spencer away from the scene to a subway station when he had finished speaking.

Previously the groups had clashed violently in Charlottesville, Virginia and Florida, but this event was mostly peaceful. The far-right, or alt-right as it likes to style itself promises more rallies, and the anti-fascists have equally promised they will be on hand to oppose them every time.