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Tue Aug 15 2017 (Updated 08/22/17)
Charlottesville, We Got Your Back
Tue Aug 15 2017 (Updated 08/22/17)
Solidarity Across the Country After Nazis Murder & Attack Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville
After a fascist mob attacked a small group of UVA student counter-protesters the night before, the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned deadly on August 12 when nazi enthusiast James Alex Fields of Ohio deliberately sped his car into a crowd of antifa, killing thirty-two year old anti-racism activist and Charlottesville native Heather Heyer. Nineteen others were injured in the attack, some critically. Separately, other anti-fascists were physically assaulted in the vicinity. Within hours, solidarity demonstrations and vigils sprang up across the country. In Northern California, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Monterery, and other cities gathered to show support for the anti-fascist resistance in Charlottesville.

Monterey: Community joined together and marched to stand against fascism and white supremacy
photo Protest in Solidarity with Charlottesville | calendar Solidarity Rally to Smash White Supremacy

Watsonville: calendar Solidarity with Charlottesville Vigil • Stop Racism

Santa Cruz: On August 13, fifty to seventy five people demonstrated in front of the Santa Cruz Post office showing their opposition to the KKK.
photo No to Fascism - Solidarity with Charlottesville Virginia

San Jose: calendar Candlelight Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville

San Francisco: That night, a candlelight vigil was held in Union Square. The following day, approximately 200 hundred people gathered at the corner of 24th and Mission. Hours later hundreds gathered at City Hall to discuss ways to prevent other such outrages from happening here.
photo Bay Area Residents Gather to Denounce White Nationalism Violence | Rally Protests Hate Crimes in Charlottesville | video Heather Heyer is a Hero: The Bay Area's Response to her Murder | calendar Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville | calendar Stand Against Nazi Terror in Charlottesville! No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA | calendar Candelight Vigil to Protest White Supremacy

Oakland: Hundreds of protesters marched and shut down I-580 that night. The following afternoon, a rally was held in Latham Square.
photo video Oakland Marches in Solidarity with Charlottesville, Shuts Down 580 Freeway (8/12) | photo From Oakland to Charlottesville: Love & Solidarity (8/12) | video audio photo Say No to Hate in the Bay: Solidarity with Charlottesville: Video, Photos & Full Audio (8/13) | calendar Say No to Hate in the Bay | calendar Emergency Demo: Charlottesville, We Got Your Back

See Also: photo One Dead in Charlottesville: Why the Right Can Kill Us Now | photo Demand CSU Stanislaus Expel Neo-Nazi & Central Unite the Right Organizer Nathan Damigo | calendar Warning: Oakland's Stork Club to Host The Mentors' Anti-Antifa Rape Rock Tour (Sept 5) | photo John Ramondetta Exposed to Berkeley Community as Neo-Nazi Organizer

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