Candlelight vigil to be held in Savannah for violence in Charlottesville

Postado Agosto 14, 2017

A candlelight vigil is being planned Sunday evening near the Free Bridge in Phillipsburg to honor the three people who died during the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

An organizer told reporters that there would be a "Vigil for Peace" Sunday in Brevard at 3 p.m.

According to a public post on Facebook, the event is set for 6 John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.

"We'll stand in solidarity with the people in Charlottesville and take a stance against racism in our neighborhoods", said Aaron Hyndman, co-chairman of the Green Party of New Jersey.

"If you saw what you saw in Charlottesville and that touched your heart in any way then show your solidarity and come out and show the community and the world that America is stronger when we're together", said Anthony Smith, a member of the Black Lives Matter Savannah Chapter.

The candle-light vigil is one of many taking place across the the wake of violent clashes between white supremacists and counter protests in Charlottesville on Saturday. A man was arrested on accusations of driving a vehicle into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one.