Hundreds rally in LA against white supremacists


Los Angels, Aug 14 (IANS) Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, protesting white supremacists violence in Virginia the day before.

Holding black placards with slogans like “White Silence = White Consent”, the demonstrators gathered outside city hall to condemn racism and violent incidents occurred in Charlottesville on Saturday, Xinhua reported.

The violent incidents that occurred in Charlottesville claimed the lives of three people while around twenty were injured.

The rally was launched by Refuse Fascism Organisation, a New York-based activist group who has dozens offices all around the country.

Michael, a young African-American girl of the organisation, delivered a speech on stairs to the front door of city hall, calling on people to take action fighting against KKK and fascism in the US.

“We are standing against fascism, we are standing with people all of the world, we should give our hands to ourselves,” Michael said.

“I am here today to stand solidarity with peace movement and everyone who opposes racism, white supremacy and all the thing that is not neither KKK or our president stand for,” Jeff Share, a middle age demonstrator aid.

A rally staged by white nationalists in Charlottesville turned violent on Saturday.

After hours brawls between the pro-rally far-right figures and anti-racism protesters, a sport car ploughed into crowd against the rally, killing a 32-year-old local woman and injuring 19.

On Saturday night, hundreds of people chanting against white supremacists gathered in front of Los Angeles Police Department, and blocked traffic in downtown LA for about half an hour.

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