One year ago this weekend, hundreds of white nationalists marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, wielding tiki torches and clashing with anti-racist counterprotesters in a dramatic spectacle that left dozens injured and one person dead—and, days later, seemingly earned the endorsement of President Trump. On Sunday, the sequel to that rally came to Washington D.C., though after weeks of tense buildup, and the promise of around 400 potential attendees, the white-pride event managed to muster only two dozen or so supporters.

Escorted by a heavy police presence, and largely accommodated by the city, the handful of racists and self-identified Nazis found themselves far outnumbered by the left's counterprotest, which included members of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the Democratic Socialists of America. Security barriers and armed guards kept the two factions separated, for the most part, and the rally ended two-and-a-half hours ahead of schedule. By organizer Jason Kessler's own admission, the hate-fest was a major bust.

Among the humiliations, the lonely white nationalists were forbidden from carrying flag poles into the park, and were ultimately stranded by an apparent prankster who lied about picking the group up on a bus. Those indignities were likely compounded by weeks of infighting on the far-right, as well as warnings circulated among some prominent neo-Nazis that they should avoid the event. Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin, for example, cautioned his followers, "If you show up and are identified your life will be ruined. You won't be able to get into university or get a good job."

The twenty-five or so committed racists who did make it to the event were granted private access to D.C.'s subway system, including their own entrance to the Vienna Metro Station. The WMTA has been widely criticized for that, though a spokesperson told Vox that the "the Kessler group" traveled on a regularly scheduled train, and that any additional measures came from local and transit police.

What skirmishes did happen were almost entirely between counterprotesters and the police—with the extremely large press contingent often caught in the middle. No injuries were reported, though two people were arrested; one for possessing pepper spray and a slingshot, the other for spitting on a Virginia State Police officer.

As he did last year, President Trump once again elected not to condemn the white supremacist action, and instead denounced "all types of racism."