CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is seeking to block a subpoena issued in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 people injured during a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last August.

The plaintiffs have subpoenaed Duke to produce communications and documents related to meetings he and other white nationalists had before the rally and efforts to solicit donations for the event.

In a motion filed Monday, Duke called the subpoena "vague, overbroad, unduly burdensome and irrelevant."

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville residents vented their frustration at city leaders and their distrust of police at the first city council meeting since the release of a scathing report about officials' response to a white nationalist rally this summer.

Former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy presented the findings of his months-long investigation at the meeting Monday night after releasing the report publicly Friday.

The council then opened a public comment session. Some speakers shouted at the mayor, others at the police posted in the room.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - An independent report that found serious failures in the police and government response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville also uncovered some police resistance to the follow-up review.

The city hired former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy to conduct an investigation after scathing criticism of the police and government response to the rally Aug. 12, which descended into violence and left a woman dead.

Heaphy says Virginia State Police declined to make their commanders on the ground available for interviews.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A review commissioned by Virginia officials found poor communication between state and local responders during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville led to confusion about the "rules of engagement" with protesters.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police conducted the review for a state task force convened after the August violence. Jim Baker, a consultant with the association, presented the findings Wednesday.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is donating to a medical fund for people injured during last month's white nationalist rallies, in a rebuke of a donation the Ku Klux Klan pledged to the university nearly a century ago.

Local media report UVA President Teresa Sullivan says the donation of $12,500 is roughly equal in today's dollars to the $1,000 the KKK pledged in 1921.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in a Georgetown park for a "support our president" rally.

The Wilmington News-Journal reports that the rally, organized by the Sussex County Republican Committee, was held on Saturday morning and attracted about 100 people.

The first speaker, Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett, said, "We got the attention of the White House ... President Trump knows what's going on in the great state of Delaware because our elected officials forgot."

There was a three-person counter-rally across the street.

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A rally is scheduled for September 9th in Georgetown by supporters of President Donald Trump.

It’s being sponsored by the Sussex County Delaware GOP and will include speakers and a voter registration booth.

A party official told the Salisbury Daily Times that it was an opportunity for like-minded people to come together.

The rally will mark the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court and economic growth under the Trump administration.

The rally will be held at the North Bedford Street Park from 10 a.m. to noon.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

Campus police issued a statement late Wednesday saying Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, was taken into custody at the police department in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Cantwell was wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance," explosive or fire.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville spent nearly $33,000 on the police response to a Ku Klux Klan rally last month.

About 50 members of the Loyal White Knights came to Charlottesville on July 8 to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They were met by more than 1,000 protesters condemning the rally.

Officials tell local news media outlets that the response cost the Charlottesville Police Department about $32,835.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and other groups are asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to investigate police's response when protesters gathered in Charlottesville to condemn a Ku Klux Klan rally.

The ACLU, Legal Aid Justice Center, Rutherford Institute and National Lawyers Guild Central Virginia Chapter sent a letter to McAuliffe this week criticizing what they called the "outsized and militaristic" police presence to the July 8 protest.