Charlottesville White Nationalist Agrees to Discourage Paramilitary Activity

An organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence in Virginia last summer has agreed to "actively discourage" armed paramilitary activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville.

The consent decree signed by Jason Kessler on Thursday resolves a lawsuit brought on behalf of the city and others after a woman was killed and dozens were injured at the Aug. 12 "Unite the Right" rally.

Georgetown University's Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection announced the agreement in a news release.

The group said the decree prohibits anyone from participating in Charlottesville rallies as "unauthorized organized armed groups using force or projecting the ability to do so."

A 32-year-old woman was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd protesting the white nationalists, police said.

Kessler didn't return a call seeking comment.

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