Group Marches in Center City in Response to Violence at Va. White Nationalist Rally - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Group Marches in Center City in Response to Violence at Va. White Nationalist Rally

In response to the violence in Virginia, a candlelight vigil and demonstration was held at city hall around 7 p.m. Saturday.

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    Local groups in Doylestown, Bucks County as well as Center City, Philadelphia protested Saturday's violent white nationalist rally in Virginia. NBC10's Drew Smith has the details.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017)

    A large crowd is marching through Center City, Philadelphia in response to violent clashes at a white nationalist rally in a Virginia college town that left at least one person dead and dozens injured.

    A car plowed into a crowd of people who were protesting what is believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in a decade in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday afternoon. At least one person was killed while 26 others were injured. The driver was taken into custody, according to police. Police also said a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia state troopers outside Charlottesville was linked to the rally.

    Philly Group Marches Through Center City to Protest White Nationalist Rally in VirginiaPhilly Group Marches Through Center City to Protest White Nationalist Rally in Virginia

    Hundreds marched through Center City, Philadelphia Saturday evening to protest a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia in which a woman was killed after a driver plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017)

    The white nationalist group initially gathered in Charlottesville to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee while other groups arrived for a counter-protest.

    In response to the violence in Virginia, a candlelight vigil and demonstration was held at city hall around 7 p.m. Saturday. Protesters also began marching through Center City and at one point the group marched on the off ramp of the Vine Street Expressway and blocked traffic. The group later moved off the highway and returned to the streets as police escorted them.

    Another vigil in response to the Virginia violence was organized by the Bucks County, Pennsylvania group Rise Up Doylestown.