There will be a rally at the Oneida Square Roundabout 5 p.m. today, to stand in solidarity with the people in Charlottesville, a news release from Central New York Citizens in Action.
The rally is being organized by Central New York Citizens in Action, Indivisible Mohawk Valley, Citizen Action of New York and other groups.
Hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend. Some residents of Charlottesville turned out to stand peacefully against this display of hate.
A person, now in custody, plowed a car directly into the crowd of peaceful counter-protesters, killing at least one and injuring at least 19 others.
John Furman, President of the Central New York Citizens in Action, condemned the act, calling it domestic terrorism that targeted anti-racist protesters. He asked that all citizens in the area attend the rally to show support for those who stood up in Virginia.
“President Trump's unwillingness to both denounce this act of terrorism and to specifically call out the white supremacist and racists groups by name represents a failure of moral leadership and courage,” he said. “It also sends the wrong message to racist groups nationwide that they can act with impunity and undermine the fabric of our nation.”