Local protesters are stand against events in Charlottesville, Virginia

PEORIA - Peace groups are out in Peoria Saturday protesting the white nationalists rally in Virginia and the violence that ensued.

Dozens of people were injured when a car plowed into a group of counter-protestors. One person, a 32 year old woman, was killed.

Demonstrators in Peoria gathered in front of the civic center this evening. Their message, hate and bigotry have no place in our country.

Doug Johnson says, "It's very important right now that everyone that's outraged about this speaks out and not to sit back. And by doing this, we hope to show people you do have allies out there."


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