Las Vegas vigil held for Charlottesville victims

LAS VEGAS - A local vigil was held Sunday evening for the victims of the deadly car crash in Charlottesville.

One person died after a car plowed into a group of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday. A number of people were also injured.

In response to the violence, local groups are organizing an event to give the Las Vegas community a chance to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville. 

Organizers say the goal is to send a message of peace.

"It continues to be unbelievable that we are here in 2017 and our communities are mixed cultures and families and we're unable to find this piece of common ground as a country," said Alicia Contreras, Nevada State Director, Mi Familia Vota.

Organizers want to remind all attendees that this is not a protest, action, or rally, but rather a gathering meant for healing.

They ask that principles of non-violence be respected.

"We just want to create a safe space for our community to become whole," said Kenia Leon, Co-Leader, Paradise Indivisible. "We're here and we can come together as one and that our voices together can create change," 

 


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