Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who organized this year's "Unite the Right" march, told his Twitter followers that the "Communist government of Charlottesville" had denied his application and vowed to sue "early next year".
The letter, signed by City Manager Maurice Jones, says the applications for permits on the weekend of August 11 and 12, 2018, are being denied on the grounds of protecting public safety.
"The proposed demonstration or special event will present a danger to public safety, and can not be accommodated within the area applied for, or within a reasonable allocation of City funds and/or police resources", wrote Jones in the application denial.
The city denied those permit applications for the same reasons Kessler's was rejected.
In an email sent shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, city spokeswoman Miriam Dickler said the city is denying the five different applications for events in and around Emancipation Park, where the white nationalist rally took place August 12.
In his application for a permit, Kessler said that the city only needed to keep the sides separate to allow the protests to happen, but Jones wrote in his denial letter that the city "does not have the ability to determine or sort individuals according to what "side" they are on".
Charlottesville officials also said Kessler had included no information on how he would be responsible for the behavior of participants or how he could be held accountable for their adherence to city regulations.
"The decision is bogus and should be reversed in court", he wrote in an email. "Rally still happening in Charlottesville's Lee Park August 11-12th, 2018!" White nationalist James Fields then drove his vehicle into a crowd of people, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. Two Virginia state troopers who had been monitoring the events from the airdied later that day when their helicopter crashed.
The changes come after deadly violence and civil unrest in August leading up to the Unite the Right rally.
The report claims Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas intentionally let some of the fighting take place so that an unlawful assembly could be declared.