The vigil came after several other actions took place in Chicago, which showed support for the victims of multiple attacks on counter demonstrators who opposed a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed after a young man rammed a vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters. “We lost three lives this weekend – a local citizen and two fellow officers”, Thomas said when asked if he had regrets about the preparation of his officers.
The event, organized by the Amnesty International Hawaii Chapter, wasn’t the only vigil Sunday night.
“To see there are people like you, who will do whatever they can to make sure you’re safe because they know you will do that for them, is truly an fantastic thing”, said Quartararo.
The Facebook event for the vigil encouraged people to, “Come together in peaceful solidarity to say NO to White supremacy. Whenever and wherever we can shine a light on ignorance, intolerance, hate and injustice, and share a message of love, knowledge, tolerance and peace, then messages of hate lose their power”.
“The University of Nebraska stands with our colleagues at the University of Virginia who are working to keep their community safe”. The vehicle attack killed one woman, who was described as a passionate advocate against injustice.
Lauren Hayes is one of the organizers of tonight’s vigil for Heather Heyer and the other people hurt during the counter-protest in Charlottesville.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, who recently moved to OH from Kentucky, is charged with second-degree murder and other counts.
Meanwhile, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spent Sunday continuing his condemnations of white supremacists’ protestors.
About three hours after the vehicle crash, a Virginia State Police Bell 407 helicopter crashed about 7 miles from the scene. “Rise up, otherwise they’ll just mow us over”. If you go after one of us, you go after all of us.