— Chris Suarez (@Suarez_CM) August 17, 2017
Last night the city of Charlottesville held a candle lit vigil in a display of peace and solidarity against Friday’s Alt-Right protesters.
By now the whole world has seen the vile and distressing scenes from Charlottesville, Virginia last week.
The protests resulted in the deaths of three people, including Heather Heyer, who was run down in a terror attack allegedly perpetrated by white nationalist James Fields.
— Matt Talhelm (@MattTalhelm) August 16, 2017
Last night the city came together in display of unity and defiance to stand against supremacists, the KKK and Neo Nazis, with more than 1000 people descending on the University of Virginia Campus.
According to NBC29 reporter Victoria Wresilo, the thousand-plus gathering marched the same steps that last Friday’s protesters walked, whilst singing ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ all the way to the University campus.
However despite the positive intentions from last night’s gathering, racism, fascism and general intolerance is still apparent throughout America, and even the President Donald Trump has come in for criticism following his Charlottesville comments.
— Victoria Wresilo (@VictoriaWresilo) August 17, 2017
In 2017, its apparent the battle against ignorance and fascism is not even close to being over.
At least for a moment we got to see a brief glimpse of peace and unity before the next oncoming storm.