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‘Vigil for Peace’ After Charlottesville Scheduled for Area Monday Evening

by Dave Emke August 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm 9 Comments

A Herndon-area resident is organizing a “vigil for peace” to be held tonight after the weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville.

According to a post on The Action Network website, Suzanne Nordfelt says interested individuals can meet at her home on Treadwell Lane at 7 p.m. for the event.

We are standing in solidarity with Charlottesville. Join us. Come put some positive energy in the universe and hold each other up. Please bring a candle (if you have one) and your walking shoes in the event we decide to parade down Reston Parkway. Wearing white is a plus but completely optional. Please share far and wide. We will meet in my cul-de-sac so there is lots of parking.

Over the weekend in Reston, a small “Stand With Charlottesville” gathering (pictured at top) took place Saturday night. A protest in DC on Sunday drew thousands.

Clashes between far-right “Unite The Right” protesters and counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon resulted in a number of violent altercations. The showdown turned tragic when an alleged white supremacist plowed a car into a crowd, killing one and injuring nearly 20 more. Additionally, a Virginia State Police helicopter responding to the scene crashed, resulting in the deaths of two troopers.

Local, state and national leaders have urged a stop to the hate in the aftermath of the events.

  • Rikki Susan Epstein

    #HateHasNoHomeHere

    • Mike M

      Aww! Cute. Feel better?

      Hey, where the heck were you when that lefty nut shot the Congressmen?

      • TheRealODB

        Friendly Reminder: No bigger than 1’x1′ or you need approval, and make sure to take them down after the election.

    • The Constitutionalist

      Apparently it does…

      Just looking at current events.

  • TheKingJAK

    Yeah, I love the random focus on BLM, which has zero to do with anything that occurred in Charlottesville. Furthermore, it’s very telling who’s doing the protesting when we see condemnations of the KKK and neo-Nazis, but nothing being mentioned of communists/antifas who were present in Charlottesville wreaking havoc, bloodshed and destruction upon the citizenry as well (They’re the same people who burned D.C. during the inauguration). In fact, the latter has created far more violence and been responsible for more deaths throughout history than the former two groups/ideologies combined. Lastly, I will say that both President Trump and Senator Warner were correct with their issuance of statements that didn’t solely focus blame onto one political side. After all, aside from the vehicular incident, many people are overlooking the fact that it was a fight between multiple groups.

    Antifas/communists were not only all over Charlottesville during the chaotic day in question, but they were so brazen as to in fact be flying hammer and sickle flags; yet, this is all somehow being ignored by much of the media right now. If so much of our media didn’t pawn for a particular political side, and instead reported on the entirety of facts, then more citizens would realize that extremists themselves are an antithesis to our society, period. Instead, many citizens are left to focus their blame upon inanimate statues, flags, or simply one side of the political spectrum, as opposed to correctly blaming actions committed by individuals and groups of every political persuasion upon the specific actor(s) involved.

    Every side of the American political spectrum can lay claim to both great and horrible people, and there is truly no ownership by any particular mainstream philosophies with regards to such individualistic qualities.

    • Mike M

      See how Gerry is tagging the GOP writ large. CNN, true to form, is blaming Trump. Bizarre!

    • Dunboy

      Well said. I detest the alt-righters and their message, but I am shocked Antifas gets a pass. Where is the outrage from the media?

  • bizarro world

    A white guy killed a white girl, and ya’ll are holding up BLM signs?

  • Young Country

    America has little history and whats relevant is for the most part violent and racist. Some people want to forget but I think we should keep it alive, for the betterment of future generations. As quoted by the chosen people “never again”, with statues depicting our nations complex relationship with the past and our cillective ignorance.

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