Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil Held In Murfreesboro

Charlottesville Solidarity Vigil Held In Murfreesboro


D AND VIOLENCE ON MANY SIDES.>>MIDDLE TENNESSEEIANS A SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS I CHARLOTTESVILLE>>THIS VIGIL WAS PEACEFUL BUT SOMEONE PUT A WHITE SHEET OVER THIS MEMORIAL TO CON FEDERAL SOLDIERS AS A SIGN THEY WANT TO LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND THEM>>A COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED IN PUBLIC SQUARE IN SUPPORT OF UNITY AND LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE.>>WE CAN’T NORMALIZE SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN THE NORM FOR OVER 200 YEARS.>>INSTEAD OF ERUPTING IN VIOLENCE, THESE PEOPLE IN MURFREESBORO WERE PEACEFUL>>I WANT PEOPLE TO GET ALONG, I WANT THE WORLD T BE MORE PEACEFUL.>>GEORGIA AND MAREYA SAID THEIR HEART ACHES FOR THE WOMAN WHO WAS KILLE AND THE CITIZENS INJURED WHEN A CAR DROVE IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WERE COUNTER PROTESTS A WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP IN VIRGINIA>>I WAS IN SHOCK FOR MOST OF THE DAY YESTERDAY>>EVERYONE HAS FREE SPEECH, THEY CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY, BUT BEING VIOLENT IS INAPPROPRIATE ON ALL LEVELS.>>ON SUNDAY, PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE GATHERED HERE TO HOLD SIGNS AND SHOW THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE NOT RACIST>>WE HAVE THE POSITIVE ENERGY THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW, IS REALLY IMPORTANT. BECAUSE WE NEED TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION OF WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND IN WASHINGTON.>>ONE MAN IN THE CROWD HELD A SIGN THAT SAID AN OPEN HEART MAKES AMERICA STRONG.>>I’M70. AND I CANNOT FATHOM THAT THIS IS WHAT WE’RE STILL FIGHTING. [MUSIC]>>THIS GATHERING ENDED WITH A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL, A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY IN VIOLENT TIMES>>I THOUGHT WE WERE FIGHTING TO HAVE PEACE AND I DON’T SEE A LOT OF THAT RIGHT NOW

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