The March to Confront White Supremacy arrived in DC today. The March set off ten days ago from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, where armed white supremacists rallied under an equestrian statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on August 12. Hundreds of people were part of the march, dozens marched the entire 118 miles from Charlottesville to DC.
— Cville 2 DC March (@cville2dc) September 6, 2017
The march came about in the wake of the KKK/Nazi attack on counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville―where Heather Heyer was murdered and dozens more injured by one of the Nazis.
Donald Trump called those murdering fascists “very fine people, and Mike Pence had no problem with that.
All along the route, for ten days, marchers made local news, shook people up, and brought their defiant message confronting white supremacy to mostly white small towns and rural areas of Viriginia.
The organizers’ statement declares:
For years, white supremacist violence, rhetoric, and policies have escalated and intensified – exploding during Donald Trump’s run for president and reaching a boiling point in Charlottesville, as courageous people of moral conscience stood up to an army of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and members of the KKK.
This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality. This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. We demand that President Trump be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it’s done to our country and its people.
Marchers also denounced Trump for ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). People with Refuse Fascism joined in, bringing the message of NO!, and November 4, This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
On the evening of September 6, the marchers ended up at Farragut Square in Washington DC.
UPDATE Sept 8: “An announcement at the website http://www.cville2dc.us/ states: “Starting on September 6th, we’re reclaiming Farragut Square in Washington DC. We will hold our ground and launch wave after wave of nonviolent civil disobedience demanding Trump be removed from office and that an agenda be advanced that heals the wounds of white supremacy.”