Interfaith Unity Vigil Held to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Charlottesville Rally

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Officials in Atlantic City held an event to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On Thursday, August 9th, Atlantic City officials and members of the community came together for an Interfaith Unity Vigil at City Hall to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly protests that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Officials say they hope the event brings people together and teaches the community that hate has no place in South Jersey.

"We are all human beings and that's what today was about and I think we got our message across and we're going to continue these kinds of efforts because they are important to make sure that people realize that it's past time for hatred," said Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz.

Officials are preparing as protests are planned to take place this weekend in Virginia, marking the one-year anniversary of the event.

During what began as a Unite the Right Rally last year, a clash between the Alt-Right and counter-protesters turned deadly when a man drove his car into a crowd.

During the attack, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured.


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