Two social justice groups have organized a vigil Monday night in downtown Lexington to show solidarity with the community of Charlottesville and to condemn racism.
The Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice and Kentucky National Organization for Women have organized the vigil in front of the Fayette Circuit and Fayette District courthouses at 120 N. Limestone St. The vigil is scheduled begin at 7 p.m. and will last one hour.
According to a statement posted on their Facebook page, the event will remember the people and law enforcement officers who died Saturday. Multiple people were killed and dozens were injured in Virginia after a vehicle drove into counter-protesters who had clashed with white nationalists around a Confederate-era statue in Charlottesville.
“We salute Charlottesville for their good work,” the statement from the organizations said. “We deplore white racism and white nationalism that are the root of Saturday’s injuries and deaths.”
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Several other Kentucky cities held vigils Sunday for the victims in Charlottesville including Berea and Louisville.