Hundreds join rally against racism in Denver after violence in Charlottesville
Posted August 14
Denver, CO. — Activists organized a rally against racism in Denver on Sunday afternoon after one person was killed and 19 others were injured at a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.
Timothy E. Tyler, Pastor of Historical Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church spoke out against "the racist violence perpetrated by white supremacist terrorist this weekend."
Organizers described the event as a "Peace Gathering" and a "Solidarity Rally against Racism."
Activists gathered at the Martin Luther King statue in City Park at 2 p.m.
The Facebook event page said it would be "a peaceful gathering to show unity, strength, and power proactively NOW against racism, hatred, and white supremacy, and in solidarity with everyone resisting oppression everywhere."
Activists walked from the park to the State Capitol, blocking traffic on East Colfax Avenue.
"No other planned event or agenda. No permit. We need marshals and community to step up. Spread the word," organizers stated.
A few police officers on bicycles and motorcycles followed alongside the marchers as a safety precaution.