While Nationalist Organizer Banned From University of Virginia

Apr 30, 2018

Jason Kessler
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The main organizer of last summer's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is defending himself after being effectively banned from the University of Virginia campus.

Jason Kessler says he recently visited the university's law library to study up on defending himself in litigation stemming from the "Unite the Right" rally. He says he was harassed while there.

UVA issued a statement Friday saying it had issued a no-trespass warning to Kessler. The statement says the decision was based on reports from students that Kessler threatened them, targeted them through cyberbullying and cyberharassment or targeted them based on "protected characteristics."

Kessler denies those allegations.

Kessler is a UVA graduate and right-wing blogger who was the primary organizer of the August rally that descended into violence.