Anti-hate vigil held at RI State House in solidarity with Charlottesville
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) —
On Sunday, hundreds of people attended an anti-hate vigil at the Rhode Island State House.
The event was similar to others held all across the United States Sunday night in response to deadly violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One person was killed Saturday and 19 others were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally.
The anti-hate vigil in Providence was organized by Ashley Hayes.
Hayes told NBC 10 News that she's involved with a group known as Resist Hate RI, but that she was responsible for organizing the event at the State House through Facebook.
"As a white person I feel like it's my duty to say I do not agree with white supremacy," said Hayes.
No issues were reported at the vigil.