Solidarity March for Charlottesville held in Grand Rapids

Local solidarity march, candlelight vigil

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - People in Grand Rapids are responding to a crash that killed one and injured others protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

A 32-year-old woman died and at least 19 people were injured when a car crashed into a crowd in Charlottesville. The crowd was protesting a "Unite the Right" rally that officials had deemed an "unlawful assembly." State officials say the driver is in custody.

There was also a helicopter crash about seven miles from Charlottesville where two Virginia State Police troopers died. The chopper was assisting law enforcement officers monitor the rally. 

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A group has scheduled a solidarity march at 5:00 p.m. at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids for Sunday afternoon. Organizers have urged attendees to bring signs, banners, flags, candles, and instruments. The crowd expects to march to a candlelight vigil at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, set to begin at 7:00 p.m. 

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