'Unite the Right' marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

White nationalists who marched on Washington and rallied at a park near the White House have left the area in white vans under a police escort.

The demonstration led by the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jason Kessler, ended earlier than expected. Those marching with Kessler numbered only about 30, far fewer than the 100 to 400 he predicted in a permit for the demonstration.

Thousands of counterdemonstrators showed up to jeer and shout insults at the white nationalists as they made their way through Washington streets. Police kept the two sides separated during the march and the rally.

The white nationalists were commemorating last year’s Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, which turned violent and deadly. (AP)

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<p>Protestors march against the far-right’s Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC on the one-year anniversary of deadly violence at a similar protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. – Last year’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and dozens injured, saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America’s South before the Civil Rights movement. (Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Protestors march against the far-right’s Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC on the one-year anniversary of deadly violence at a similar protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. – Last year’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and dozens injured, saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America’s South before the Civil Rights movement. (Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>White nationalist leader Jason Kessler speaks during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right”protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler speaks during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right”protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Protestors march against the far-right’s Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC on the one-year anniversary of deadly violence at a similar protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. – Last year’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and dozens injured, saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America’s South before the Civil Rights movement. (Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Protestors march against the far-right’s Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC on the one-year anniversary of deadly violence at a similar protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. – Last year’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead and dozens injured, saw hundreds of neo-Nazi sympathizers, accompanied by rifle-carrying men, yelling white nationalist slogans and wielding flaming torches in scenes eerily reminiscent of racist rallies held in America’s South before the Civil Rights movement. (Photo: Daniel Slim/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Antifascists, opponents of a white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, march in downtown Washington, U.S., August 12, 2018. (Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Antifascists, opponents of a white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, march in downtown Washington, U.S., August 12, 2018. (Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters)

<p>Counter-protesters are watched by police near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-protesters are watched by police near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>White nationalist leader Jason Kessler speaks during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler speaks during a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>A counter-protester holds a sign near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

A counter-protester holds a sign near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Antifascists, opponents of a white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, gather in downtown Washington, U.S., August 12, 2018. (Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Antifascists, opponents of a white nationalist-led rally marking the one-year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” protests, gather in downtown Washington, U.S., August 12, 2018. (Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters)

<p>Counter protesters gather at Freedom Plaza before the Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park on August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the ‘white civil rights’ rally, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter protesters gather at Freedom Plaza before the Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park on August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the ‘white civil rights’ rally, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

<p>Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Counter-protesters are watched by police near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-protesters are watched by police near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>A counter-protester holds a sign near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

A counter-protester holds a sign near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>Demonstrators stand with signs ahead of the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The rally, being held in Lafayette Park near White House, marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where a car driven into a crowd of counter protesters killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators stand with signs ahead of the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The rally, being held in Lafayette Park near White House, marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where a car driven into a crowd of counter protesters killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>Counter-protesters shout near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-protesters shout near a white nationalist-led rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Washington, D.C. August 12, 2018. (Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

<p>A anti-Nazi sign stands as counter protesters gather at Freedom Plaza before the Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park on August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the ‘white civil rights’ rally, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

A anti-Nazi sign stands as counter protesters gather at Freedom Plaza before the Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park on August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the ‘white civil rights’ rally, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

<p>Counter-protesters hold signs and flags ahead of the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The rally, being held in Lafayette Park near White House, marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where a car driven into a crowd of counter protesters killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-protesters hold signs and flags ahead of the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The rally, being held in Lafayette Park near White House, marks the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally where a car driven into a crowd of counter protesters killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

<p>Buttons are for sale at a rally in Freedom Plaza, on the one year anniversary of Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Buttons are for sale at a rally in Freedom Plaza, on the one year anniversary of Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

<p>Counter-demonstrators begin to assemble in Lafayette Park rally across from the White House ahead of the planned white supremacist Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-demonstrators begin to assemble in Lafayette Park rally across from the White House ahead of the planned white supremacist Unite the Right rally August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax – GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last year’s deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

<p>VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax Ñ GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax Ñ GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax Ñ GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

VIENNA, VA – AUGUST 12: Counter-demonstrators and police gather at the Vienna/Fairfax Ñ GMU Metro Station in anticipation of the arrival of the white supremacist Unite the Right participants who plan to gather at the station before traveling to the White House August 12, 2018 in Vienna, Virginia. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally in Washington, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

<p>Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

<p>Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators march near the White House on the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

<p>Demonstrators select anti-KKK signs ahead of the planned white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park rally across from the White House August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) </p>
‘Unite the Right’ marchers a few – anti-fascists a many

Demonstrators select anti-KKK signs ahead of the planned white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Lafayette Park rally across from the White House August 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters are expected to demonstrate against the “white civil rights” rally, which was planned by the organizer of last yearÕs deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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