Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Faith-Led Counter-Protest to White Nationalism in Charlottesville

From Sojourners-

The evening before a scheduled rally of thousands of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., marchers carrying torches clashed with counter-protesters on the University of Virginia campus.

"I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus," Mayor Mike Singer said in a statement.

At least one person was arrested and several on campus were treated for minor injuries, the Daily Progress newspaper said.

Also, in Charlottesville Friday evening, Dr. Cornel West, Rev. Traci Blackmon, and other faith leaders led an interfaith prayer service as the group prepared to march in counter-protest on Saturday.

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