Group rallies at Lee Park in response to torchlit protest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- A large group rallied at Lee Park on Sunday in response to a torchlit protest on Saturday.

More than 100 people were there to rally for equality in Charlottesville.

They say the alt-right group led by Richard Spencer has no business being in Charlottesville and that all lives matter.

"This is Charlottesville," said Don Gathers, former Blue Ribbon Commission chair. "We're black, we're white, we're Asian, we're Latino, we're LGBTQ, and this is our town."

"You will not come in here and dictate anything through us, through threats, and intimidation," he added.

The group also says they want everyone in Charlottesville to be accepting of all kinds of people.



 
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