Hundreds attend solidarity vigil at City Hall

Hundreds of people stood together in downtown Houston on Sunday at a vigil for solidarity following the violence that took place in Charlottesville.

HOUSTON - Hundreds of people stood together in downtown Houston on Sunday at a vigil for solidarity following the violence that took place in Charlottesville. 

“In this time of sadness and anger at the attacks on activists fighting hatred and bigotry, Houstonians stand together in support of Charlottesville knowing that this is not in vain," said Amy Zachmeyer, the vigil organizer. "We will not be afraid. We will end white supremacy.”

Supporters showed up in droves to offer their love to all of those injured in the Virginia protest. 

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“This land is your land. This land is my land," they sang as they stood together.

It’s the state of being united or joined as a whole - the definition of unity.

“We must come together and defend ourselves," one speaker said.

Hundreds showed up in solidarity to the steps of Houston City Hall.

“With those injured and killed in Charlottesville," another speaker announced.

In their hands, they held signs, roses and candles, while they sang.
 

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine," they sang.

“We’re dreaming and we’re going to fight for a better future, a better world without white supremacy," another speaker said.

Natalie Romero’s family was also at the event. Her mother said she is grateful for everyone’s support and looks forward to bringing her daughter back home to Houston.

Related: Houston woman, 20, one of the injured in Charlottesville attack

 

 

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