‘Unity March’ against racism takes place in Uptown Charlotte


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CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The Charlottesville white nationalist torch rally that made headlines across the country back in August prompted a ‘Unity March’ which took place in uptown Charlotte on Thursday.

In September, the right-wing group Anti-Communist Action– the same group that participated in the rally in Charlottesville– announced a plan to hold a similar event in Charlotte.

This announcement sparked a counter protest planned by Indivisible Charlotte, a self-described “grassroots organization to resist the Trump agenda.”

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While Anti-Communist Action later decided to cancel their event based on “security concerns,” Indivisible Charlotte said they would still hold the Unity March to “send the message that racist groups are not welcome spreading their message in Charlotte. We will show a sign of unity and stand against racism.”

“Please join and stand with Indivisible Charlotte as we partner with sister groups in the Charlotte community to peacefully assemble. We are here to resist hate, bigotry, racism and spread a message of peace, unity and equality,” the group wrote on Facebook.

Indivisible Charlotte also held a vigil following the death of protester Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.

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