Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Candlelight vigil commemorates victims in Virginia clash


August 24, 2017

Courtesy of Vivian Prescott

Two dozen Wrangell residents gather for a moment of prayer and reflection the evening of August 19, opposing the violence seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, the previous weekend. On August 12 protester Heather Heyer was killed after a car was driven into the crowd. Nineteen others were injured in the attack.

A group of Wrangell residents joined together for peace and solidarity near Front Street last Saturday.

A community peace vigil was organized in response to violence a week earlier during a rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. A gathering of white supremacists, members of the "alt-right" movement and neo-Nazis in the college town was planned for August 12, called "Unite the Right." The rally was intended to protest the planned removal of a statue commemorating Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a downtown park.

As it included members of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis,...

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