Monday, August 21, 2017

Slideshow: Hundreds Rally at Marshall Park Against White Supremacy

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:20 PM

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More than 600 people showed up to Marshall Park on Saturday, August 19, to pay respects to Heather Heyer and other victims of an attack at the hands of a white supremacist in Charlottesville the previous week.

Activists with Charlotte Uprising organized the event as a call to action against white supremacy, and speakers took turns addressing the large crowd — many of whom held candles as a vigil for Charlottesville victims — about police violence, the prison-industrial complex and strategies for white allies to use to be most effective in the fight against racism.

Below are photos taken that night by news editor Ryan Pitkin:
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