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Candlelight vigil held in Clarksville for Charlottesville victims

Over 50 people came together at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tennessee for a candlelight vigil organized by the group Clarksville Indivisible to stand against racism and hate after a violent clash between white supremacist and counter protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The rally left one person dead and dozens injured after a car driven by an alleged Alt-Right supporter drove into a group of counter protesters.

Karen Reynolds, member of Clarksville Indivisible spoke about there being no place in this world for such violence.

“We are here tonight to stand in solidarity with the citizens of Charlottesville to denounce white supremacy, the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists and all other extremist groups,” Reynolds said. “We lend our voices to others in our nation shouting loud and clear, there is no place in this world for hate and violence.”

The rally was organized to protest the City of Charlottesville’s removal of a Confederate monument and caused major tension between citizens.

The vigil had a religiously neutral prayer for the victims.

According to ClarksvilleNow, there will be prayer held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 on the Montgomery County Courthouse steps to help unify the community.

 

 

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