Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hundreds participate in Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville Rally on UM Diag Sunday evening in Ann Arbor.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

A Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville rally that took place on the Diag on the campus of the University of Michigan Sunday evening, August 13, 2017, attracted hundreds of people. The goal of the rally was to show that residents of Michigan stand in solidarity with the counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA who took a stand against white-supremacist terrorism. According to event organizers, "We mourn the loss of life and injuries to those bravely standing up to fascist violence. We condemn racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism." Organizers made clear the urgent need to defend friends and families from terrorism.

Several speakers addressed the roughly 600 people who participated in the rally. Speakers included Ann Arbor Mayor Chris Taylor, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, State Representatives Yousef Rabhi and Adam Zemke, organizer and historian Dr. Austin McCoy, and Howard University Alumna Christian Boyd.

The event was hosted by Ann Arbor Indivisible, A2D2 - Ann Arbor Indivisible Dems,  Chelsea Stands Indivisible, and Indivisible Dexter.

Photos Purple Walrus Press.
Ann Arbor Mayor Chris Taylor.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Yousef Rabhi State Representative.

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