Clarksville Indivisible holds vigil for Charlottesville

Clarksville Indivisible holds vigil for Charlottesville

Two vigils are being held in the Sacramento area Sunday night in response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that generated bloody clashes and the death of one protester on Saturday. Indivisible is a political movement created by opponents of President Donald Trump after his election. "And it's time for all of us as elected officials and appointed officials to stop using deceptive rhetoric and call it as it is". Together, we're stronger. Let's show Tulsa that these acts WILL NOT be tolerated.

Lea was joined by several other members of the Roanoke City Council, state Sens. John Edwards and David Suetterlein and other officials at the vigil.

Although she is not personally anxious, Moiseyev says she is concerned about the safety of those she works with because they fall into groups often on the receiving end of hatred.

Laura Godfrey handed out candles for the vigil on behalf of local group Roanoke Indivisible, which encouraged people to attend on social media. She said the best answer was to follow the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr.

"We are all horrified", Godfrey said.

"We expect to have clergy of all different faiths calling for healing of our city and healing of our state", said Joy Johnson, board chair of Sacramento Area Congregations Together and associate pastor of Agape ALIVE Church.

White nationalists, Ku Klux Klan members and skinheads showed up in that Virginia city to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, sparking clashes with anti-racism protesters that left one protester dead - killed by a man who rammed his vehicle into a crowd - and two state police officers killed in a helicopter crash. A sign with Heyer's face also appeared at the vigil.

Her husband is Mexican, she said, and she sees racial hatred on a regular basis.