#Charlottesville refused to honor permit as ordered by a federal judge. CPD didn't even show up until 1.5 hrs into the permit.— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) August 12, 2017
Richard Spencer is recommending people leave:
My recommendation: Disperse. Get out of Charlottesville city limits. State of emergency has been called.— Richard Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 12, 2017
You may remember that during the election campaign, police were either powerless, or were told to act powerless, to prevent attacks on Trump rallies and supporters: see The Fulford File | Alt Right Speech Is A Crime, Leftist Physical Attacks Are “Protests”.
It seems that the Charlottesville city government, with its white liberal Mayor and its black Vice Mayor, is willing to work harder to to prevent dissidence than the Costa Mesa Police, below, as described in my 2016 article, were willing to work to protect the American Democratic process:
You see where it says "Torch Rally Ends In Violence"? That means "Parade Was Attacked By Antifa".