The community of Charlottesville gathered Wednesday evening for a peaceful candlelight vigil as the political fallout over the violent weekend protest in the city continues.
Videos posted to social media show participants singing songs on the lawn of the University of Virginia.
Theres a crowd of thousands holding a candlelight vigil at UVA in #Charlottesville right now. Signs like DEFEND DIVERSITY. All races, ages. https://t.co/xcNEZ4zySl— Baron Schwartz (@xaprb) August 17, 2017
Beautiful scene in Charlottesville tonight. Stark contrast from the torch-wielding hatred on Aug 12. This candlelight vigil inspires hope.— Tyler Hanley (@TylerHanley) August 17, 2017
The community is recovering from the violence last week that took place when white supremacist groups protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue clashed with counter-protesters. One woman, Heather Heyer, was killed when she was run over by a Dodge Charger that drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. Nineteen others were injured.
As several state and local leaders have used the incident as a rallying call to remove Confederate monuments, President Trump has faced bipartisan condemnation for his reluctance to pick a side in addressing the violence in Charlottesville.
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