Rally held in Public Square to denounce violence in Charlottesville

Posted at 8:44 PM, Aug 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 07:17:18-04

Carrying signs that they stand in unity with Charlottesville, more than two hundred demonstrators rallied in Cleveland's Public Square Sunday evening to condemn Saturday's violence in Virginia.

"This kind of hatred going on doesn't belong here. We're here in numbers now to show we outnumber the people who hate," said Dave Shick.

"What happened in Charlottesville was just pure hate, it has to stop," said Pat Keating.

Those in attendance at the rally said they came to denounce protests by white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, when a driver plowed into a peaceful counter protest killing Heather Heyer and injuring many more.

Some demonstrators in Cleveland Sunday said they want President Donald Trump to come out harsher against white supremacy groups.

"Our president tried to claim there was hate on many sides. We need to call out domestic terrorism for what it is," said one demonstrator.