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DENVER – A rally to denounce racism, hatred and white supremacy will be held in Denver Sunday afternoon, a day after a woman was killed and more than a dozen people were injured during a white supremacist rally In Charlottesville, Va.
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The rally in Denver’s City Park will also seek to show solidarity with “everyone resisting oppression everywhere,” according to the event’s Facebook page.
Protesters will gather at the MLK statue at City Park by East High School and will walk to the Colorado State Capitol.
Dr. Timothy E. Tyler, a pastor for Historical Shorter Community African Methodist Episcopal Church, will be speaking about the event.
There are no other planned events or general agenda, the event states. The rally is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
A similar event was taking place in the City of Lafayette Sunday, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.
Colorado politicians call out Trump for not singling out white supremacists
On Saturday, local politicians from across the aisle were quick to condemn the violence in Charlottesville, and called out President Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists, a move which stood in stark contrast by his insistence of calling out “radical Islamic terrorism” by name during the 2016 campaign.
Among them was Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who reprimanded President Donald Trump and urged him to “call evil by its name.”
Gardner’s tweet came after President Trump blamed “many sides” for the violence in the Virginia college town.
But Gardner wasn’t the only one to call out the president for not singling out white supremacists for the Unite the Right rally, which brought together Neo-Nazis and others in the alt-Right movement to downtown Charlottesville.
“Today’s attack is not the results of ‘many sides’ – it’s an act of domestic terrorism. @POTUS should explicitly denounce white supremacy,” said Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, reacting to Trump’s remarks about the violence in Virginia.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said he was heartbroken to hear about the deadly violence, and also called the events a “domestic terror attack.”
“Evil, no matter its face, must be condemned,” he tweeted.
Congressman Jared Polis, who is running for the Colorado governorship in 2018, said voices of counter-protesters “were silenced by an extreme act of violence.”
Meanwhile, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper denounced the violence and said hatred had no place in society. “Now is a time to come together,” he said.
“My heart wrenches for VA & I pray for the safety of all in #Charlottesville during these horrific turn of events,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “For the future of our country, leaders & community members must denounce these hate fueled acts.”
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Rep. Diana DeGette and Rep. Scott Tipton also condemned the violence in Virginia.
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