Columbus March Shows Solidarity With Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2017

More than 100 people took to the streets of Columbus on Sunday to show support for anti-white-supremacy protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The rally came after police say an Ohio man, James Alex Fields, drove into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white supremacy rally. A woman was killed and 19 other people were injured.

“Groups attacking each other…violent clashes in the streets,” said Lee Glazer, a 23-year-old Antioch College student who was in Charlottesville when violence broke out. He helped lead the Columbus march on Sunday.

“This story needs to be told, and everybody needs to start acting out against the hatred we see in our communities, the hatred we see in our police force, and the hatred we see coming from the Commander in Chief,” Glazer said on WBNS.

President Trump faced heavy criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his initial comments about hate coming from “many sides.” Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said the administration condemns white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK “in the strongest possible terms.”