Hundreds rally around US against white supremacists

Xinhua | 2017-08-14 11:26

Hundreds rally around US against white supremacists

Demonstrators hold a black American flag in Chicago, US, on Aug 13, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, protesting white supremacists violence in Charlottesville of Virginia the day before.

Holding black placards with words such as "White Silence = White Consent" and "No! Drive out Trump/Pence regime!," the demonstrators gathered outside of city hall to condemn racism and violent incidents occurred in Charlottesville Saturday, in which 3 people were killed and about twenty injured.

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

Michael, a young African-American girl of the organization, 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 United States.

"We are standing against fascism, we are standing with people all of the world, we should give our hands to ourselves." her words were echoed by applauds.

"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 told Xinhua.

He said things happened in Charlottesville was ridiculous as a peaceful demonstration turned to be a violent and fatal attack, so that American people should speak out against violence and white supremacy.

"Some people there voiced hatred, it's not ok." he said, "we have a raw problem in the country with people supporting and promoting violence and discrimination racism, it's not ok."

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