Hundreds Protest Across America in Response to Charlottesville Violence

Protesters hold demonstrations all over the United States in response to the violent acts in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This is a photo of Charlottesville.
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This is a photo of Charlottesville.

Protesters across the United States have gathered in response to the violence stemming from the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Saturday, 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a group of people, killing Heather Heyer, 32, and leaving 35 in total in need of medical treatment. 

While Donald Trump has failed to appropriately condemn the actions of the group consisting of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, and white nationalists, thousands across the nation have organized peaceful protests to denounce the hateful speech hurled over the last couple days in Charlottesville's "pro-white" demonstrations. 

In Atlanta, hundreds gathered to mourn the death of Heyer and all those who were injured.

Right now: Hundreds at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta for a memorial in honor of Heather Heyer & the injured victims in Charlottesville

— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseTV) August 13, 2017

Candlelight vigil in the wake of the violence in #CharlottesvilleVA happening now in downtown #Decatur.

— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlaus) August 13, 2017

In New York, Black Lives Matter NYC organized a protest of their own that was eventually broken up with a military grade sound weapon called an LRAD. 

Separate rallies supporting and denouncing @POTUS are outside #TrumpTower after his comments on the #Charlottesville violence.

Not long after the violence in #Charlottesville on Saturday, this protest popped up in #UnionSquare.

— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) August 12, 2017

Crowd at #unionsquare started small but now boasts about 100 to protest what happened in #charlottesvile #virginia the story on @NY1

— Angi Gonzalez (@AnchorAngi) August 12, 2017

NYPD has busted out the LRAD (military grade sound weapon) at NYC Charlottesville solidarity rally.

— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) August 13, 2017

In Chicago, hundreds held a rally outside of Trump Tower.

The group is marching down Michigan Ave. to the Trump Tower.

— Alexandra Wimley (@alexandrawimley) August 13, 2017

In Los Angeles, protesters filled City Hall to denounce the hateful rhetoric spewed by the white nationalist rally. 

Scenes from the refuse racism march in downtown Los Angeles.

— Marcus Yam 文火 (@yamphoto) August 13, 2017

An organizer who identified herself as Michelle leads the crowd in a chant: "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA"

— Jessica Roy (@jessica_roy) August 13, 2017

Protesters are showing up with signs for a demonstration outside City Hall.

— Jessica Roy (@jessica_roy) August 13, 2017

Protests were also held in Seattle, Portland, Boston, and Greenville. 

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