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Candlelight vigil to remember Charlottesville victims planned in Raleigh

Posted August 14

— A candlelight vigil is planned for Monday night in Raleigh to remember the people who were injured and killed during a white nationalist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Raleigh vigil comes a day after other towns, such as Durham and Cary, held similar gatherings.

In Cary, local churches organized a vigil at Good Shephard United Church of Christ. Organizers said they want to show unity in the face of hateful actions in Charlottesville where 32-year-old Heather Heyer died after being hit by a car that was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters.

A Virginia State Police helicopter deployed in a large-scale response to the violence then crashed into the woods outside of town and both troopers on board died.

Several hundred people gathered in Durham, too, to take a stand against hatred, organizers said.

The Raleigh vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens.

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