The Arizona capital, a diverse blue city that is surrounded by red suburbs and rural towns, is on edge as rally organizers and local authorities plan for tens of thousands of attendees and protesters to descend on downtown for the president’s event, which is set to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern time.
The fate of more than a dozen protected sites on land and in the ocean could become clear when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concludes his review of national monuments as directed by an executive order that President Trump signed this spring. The secretary’s final guidance to the president could trigger both political and legal battles.
Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who police say is one of the surviving members of the cell, told a court in Madrid that the group was assembling bombs in a safe house under the guidance of its imam, who told the group he planned to blow himself up during the attack.
The decision capped a long and emotional public meeting, at which residents faulted public officials for the deadly violence at a white nationalist protest against the removal of Robert E. Lee's statue.
In the multitude of images from Charlottesville, the race-baiting protesters are decked in clothes that look like they could have come from the sale rack at a local Gap. Fashion has become a stealth weapon for white nationalists.