Hundreds hold vigil in Omaha following violence in Charlottesville

Hundreds hold vigil in Omaha following violence in Charlottesville

A man is in custody after a vehicle plowed into a group of counter protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Speaking of the weekend's protests, Mahaffee said: "Combined with other right wing militia movements, in the case of Charlottesville, they were better armed and better organized than the police", Mahaffee said.

A candlelight vigil was held at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place, Sunday evening, to stand against racism.

More than 300 people attended a peace vigil at Turner Park Sunday in response to the weekend chaos in Charlottesville, Virginia. She said she's proud to be the mayor of a city that's welcoming to "all people regardless of who they are and where they come from". We have a long ways to go to assure the equality, civil rights and civil liberties of all our people.

Organizers said the objective of the rally is to rise up and not stand for fascism anywhere in the country after Saturday's tragic events. The 20-year-old was charged with murder in connection with the death of the 32-year-old paralegal.

Numerous people in attendance were there to push back against beliefs of the Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and fascists who rallied in Charlottesville, Va.

"It could happen here, if people don't rise up against what they're selling", he said.

"(The crash) didn't happen here, but hate happens here", said Natasha Moiseyev, a founding member of Central Valley Indivisible.

Many of those in Market Square moved on to a larger vigil in Schenley Plaza, where several hundred people gathered.

"It's very sad we keep having to spread the word of love", she said while standing on the sidewalk as numerous motorists passing by on State Street honked their horns.

"If you don't like what we say about police - no one is keeping you here against your will - you can leave", Pass said.

Tension in Charlottesville began Friday night, when torch-bearing white supremacists marched to oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.



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