After Charlottesville, “love, not hate” protests erupt nationwide

Following Saturday’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, vigils and protests sprung up in various parts of the country denouncing hatred and racism.

In Long Island, New York, different towns held vigils organized by various community groups.

In Newark and East Orange, New Jersey, some organizations held “love not hate” rallies, featuring civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton.

In Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump has been on a working
vacation at his golf club, various groups and area resident held a similar action.

Meantime, in Los Angeles, hundreds of activists took to the streets — blaming Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric for the violence in Virginia.

Fil-Am activists helped spearhead the emergency protest Saturday night. They say they will be back to join a nationwide protest against Trump on November 4.

In Alaska, kababayans flocked to the Anchorage Towne Square to say that racism is not just a Charlottesville problem.

“That’s everyone, all the people of color, all the marginalized folks who are feeling very, very vulnerable right now,” said organizer EJ David. “We want you to know that our love is with you. And love is stronger than whatever hate there is.”

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