York Stands in Solidarity vigil planned Sunday

The York Dispatch


Members of several York groups plan a candlelight vigil Sunday, Aug. 13, to show solidarity against the white nationalist groups who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

York Stands in Solidarity will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the York County Administrative Center, 28 E. Market St.

Members of Indivisible York and groups involved with the Women's March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party and several other activist organizations are leading the vigil, according to Marta Peck of Indivisible York.

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The vigil will be led by the Rev. Christopher Rodkey of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown.

Anyone who wants to participate in the peaceful vigil is welcome to attend, Peck said in an email. 

The intent is "To send a message to other racists and fascists out there: we will win, and we are bonded together in our commitment against oppression. To stand together and say explicitly that white supremacy has no place in our society," Peck said.