White Nationalists led by Richard Spencer march outside Trump's White House chanting 'Build the wall' before confronting Antifa counter protesters

  • Richard Spencer and alt-right supporters gathered to protest against the verdict in Kate Steinle's case - a woman shot by?an undocumented Mexican migrant
  • Counter-protesters were separated from Spencer's rally by police
  • According to eyewitness accounts on social media, counter-protesters could be heard chanting, 'no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA'
  • There were around 20 protesters?in all but they were quickly moved on by police?

Police were on alert Sunday afternoon after a small group of self-proclaimed 'alt-right' protesters led by white nationalist Richard Spencer gathered in front of the White House.

The group was met by a group of counter protesters and a heavy police presence.

A video posted by Spencer showed a small number of protesters chanting 'Build Kate's Wall,' a reference to a jury acquitting an undocumented Mexican migrant in the shooting death of Kate Steinle last week.?

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White nationalist Richard Spencer, center, marches on a street near the White House with supporters during an anti-immigration in Washington, DC

White nationalist Richard Spencer, center, marches on a street near the White House with supporters during an anti-immigration in Washington, DC

Tony Hovater, Richard Spencer and white nationalist demonstrators protest

Tony Hovater, Richard Spencer and white nationalist demonstrators protest

Spencer and alt-right supporters gathered to protest against the verdict in Kate Steinle's case - a woman shot by an undocumented Mexican migrant

Spencer and alt-right supporters gathered to protest against the verdict in Kate Steinle's case - a woman shot by an undocumented Mexican migrant

White nationalist demonstrators protest in front of the White House in Washington

White nationalist demonstrators protest in front of the White House in Washington

Counter-protesters were separated from Spencer's rally by police

Counter-protesters were separated from Spencer's rally by police

Police escort White nationalists marching on a street near the White House during an anti-immigration rally in Washington

Police escort White nationalists marching on a street near the White House during an anti-immigration rally in Washington

White nationalists hold placards supporting the building of a wall along the US-Mexico border

White nationalists hold placards supporting the building of a wall along the US-Mexico border

A phalanx of Metropolitan Police Department officers escort white nationalists and neo-Nazis as they march away from the White House

A phalanx of Metropolitan Police Department officers escort white nationalists and neo-Nazis as they march away from the White House

White nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party founder Matthew Heinbach (right, in black cap) is pictured as they were marched away from the White House December 3

White nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party founder Matthew Heinbach (right, in black cap) is pictured as they were marched away from the White House December 3

The facists held an anti-immigration rally in response to this week's acquittal of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco

The facists held an anti-immigration rally in response to this week's acquittal of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco

Police presence picked up briefly at the White House on Sunday afternoon as Richard Spencer and other alt-right supporters gathered to protest against the verdict in Kate Steinle's case

Police presence picked up briefly at the White House on Sunday afternoon as Richard Spencer and other alt-right supporters gathered to protest against the verdict in Kate Steinle's case

Steinle's death ended up becoming a major talking point for President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 election and Trump blasted the verdict on Twitter.

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, Steinle's accused killer, was found not guilty. Steinle was shot on a San Francisco pier as she was taking a walk with her father.?

In Washington, city cops, many in body armor, created a physical barrier between alt-right activists and members of the left wing group 'antifa,' which is short for 'anti-fascist.'

Spencer led alt-right activists as they chanted 'Crush all commies.'

Spencer, who has become the face of the 'alt right' movement, is the president of the National Policy Institute, a think-tank.?

White nationalist Richard Spencer (dark glasses) speaks while taunting counter-protesters during a anti-immigration rally in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC

White nationalist Richard Spencer (dark glasses) speaks while taunting counter-protesters during a anti-immigration rally in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC

The group was met by a group of counter protesters and a heavy police presence

The group was met by a group of counter protesters and a heavy police presence

D.C. police said that, to their knowledge, there were no arrests and both groups dispersed rather quickly

D.C. police said that, to their knowledge, there were no arrests and both groups dispersed rather quickly

The dueling demonstrations appeared to be mostly peaceful

The dueling demonstrations appeared to be mostly peaceful

Eventually, Spencer's group was escorted by police to hold their rally at a different location

Eventually, Spencer's group was escorted by police to hold their rally at a different location

There were only around 20 white nationalist protesters in total

There were only around 20 white nationalist protesters in total

Counter-protesters shout slogans at white nationalists holding an anti-immigration rally in front of the White House

Counter-protesters shout slogans at white nationalists holding an anti-immigration rally in front of the White House

According to eyewitness accounts on social media, counter-protesters could be heard chanting, 'no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA'

According to eyewitness accounts on social media, counter-protesters could be heard chanting, 'no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA'

Anti-fascist counter-protesters chant 'Nazi scum off our streets!' in response to white nationalists and neo-Nazis that were trying to rally outside the White House

Anti-fascist counter-protesters chant 'Nazi scum off our streets!' in response to white nationalists and neo-Nazis that were trying to rally outside the White House

Before he departed, Spencer yelled, 'Build the wall today. We'll be back'

Before he departed, Spencer yelled, 'Build the wall today. We'll be back'

The alt-right are a loosely affiliated collection of groups and individuals characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics that includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.

Washington D.C. police said there were no arrests and both groups dispersed quickly.

Counter-protesters were separated from Spencer's rally by police.?

According to eyewitness accounts on social media, counter-protesters could be heard chanting, 'no Nazis, no KKK, no fascist USA.'?

Fearing violence after showdowns between the two extremist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia and Florida earlier this year, police escorted Spencer's group away and walked with them for several block until they reached a subway station.

A phalanx of Metropolitan Police Department officers escort white nationalists and neo-Nazis, including white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party founder Matthew Heinbach (C), as they march away from the White House

A phalanx of Metropolitan Police Department officers escort white nationalists and neo-Nazis, including white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party founder Matthew Heinbach (C), as they march away from the White House

Tony Hovater and white nationalist demonstrators ride the escalator down to the Washington Metro after protesting in front of the White House?

Tony Hovater and white nationalist demonstrators ride the escalator down to the Washington Metro after protesting in front of the White House?

White nationalists and neo-Nazis take an escalator down to the Farragut West Metro station after rallying at the White House

White nationalists and neo-Nazis take an escalator down to the Farragut West Metro station after rallying at the White House

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