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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

US- Wichitans come out for a rally for the victims of Charlottesville

People from across Wichita met this Sunday for a Stand Up! in Solidarity with Charlottesville rally at old Sedgwick County Courthouse grounds. About 300 people attended the rally. Other rallies were held across the country.
This week the nations eyes were on CharlottesvilleVirginia, where all kinds of right-wing fringe groups came together to support right-wing causes. "Unite the Right" rally brought out all kinds of  white nationalist and supremacists. Heather Heyer  was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee,Ohio, ran his car into a crowd of protesters. He has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop for an accident involving a death.
"We stand strong with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville," said Larry Burks, President of the Wichita Chapter of NAACP, one of the many speakers who addressed the rally. "We will not be afraid."   (Below is Larry Burks addressing the crowd)

He added that President Donald Trump needs to be a leader and act like a leader. Trump has been criticized this week for not condemning the far right groups that caused much of the violence.
"I want to offer my condolences to the three people who died in Charlottesville," (two policemen died in a helicopter crash) said James Thompson, a Democratic Party activist and a candidate for US Congress. "I reject the policies of the Alt Right, the Nazis and the skinheads. For all our leaders from the president to the dog catcher — If they don't stand up for these principles boot them out as soon as we can."
He added that he liked a sign that said: "Don't morn, organize."
About 300 people attended this event.

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