— Mary Supley Foxworth (@msfmary) August 13, 2017
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.
We must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are ALL AMERICANS FIRST. pic.twitter.com/FesMiQSKKn
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) August 12, 2017
At every level, elected officials in America must denounce white supremacy, Nazism & any rhetoric that empowers those who seek to divide us.
— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) August 13, 2017
Today's terrorist attack demands @GOPoversight attention. Must investigate troubling rise of white nationalist, KKK & neo-Nazi acts of hate.
— Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) August 12, 2017
Yesterday was a very troubling day for our Commonwealth. Let us come together to mourn the victims, while we reject hate and discrimination.
— Jeff McKay (@JeffreyCMcKay) August 13, 2017