Police officers await the arrival of Jason Kessler at Vienna Metro Station, on the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Vienna, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2018.     REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Police officers await the arrival of Jason Kessler at Vienna Metro Station, on the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville "Unite the Right" protests, in Vienna, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Officers kept the peace at this weekend's protests and counter-protests a year after a deadly far-right rally. Authorities made several arrests in Charlottesville and in northern Virginia, where a small group of right-wing demonstrators took the Metro to their rally outside the White House.

White nationalist leader Jason Kessler arrives at
White nationalist leader Jason Kessler arrives at Vienna Metro Station, while travelling to participate in a rally marking the one year anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ protests, in Vienna, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2018.

Authorities said a man heading to the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington was arrested Sunday for assaulting two Virginia police officers. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells WTOP-FM that Donald Franklin Georgette, 30, was arrested after spitting at the officers outside the Vienna/Fairfax/George Mason University Metro station.
 
Meanwhile, in Charlottesville, police made several arrests as hundreds marched Saturday in a demonstration against the far-right "Unite the Right" rally that left one dead and others injured a year ago. That march was overwhelmingly peaceful as well, but Charlottesville Police say they're investigating an alleged assault of an officer who approached a man whose face was covered. Police say the officer and the man fell to the ground. Others pulled them apart, enabling the masked man to get away. No one was injured, and the march continued.