Candlelight vigil to remember Charlottesville victims planned in Raleigh
Posted August 14
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.