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PHOTOS: Glen Rock Stands In Solidarity With Charlottesville

People gathered in Glen Rock for a candlelight vigil.
People gathered in Glen Rock for a candlelight vigil. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
Both children and adults participated in the vigil.
Both children and adults participated in the vigil. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
Men and women were on hand.
Men and women were on hand. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
Erin Chung, president and founder of Women for Progress, spoke to attendees.
Erin Chung, president and founder of Women for Progress, spoke to attendees. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
Participants gathered in Glen Rock.
Participants gathered in Glen Rock. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
The vigil drew about 200 people.
The vigil drew about 200 people. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
Many attendees came with signs.
Many attendees came with signs. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla
The vigil was held to show solidarity with Charlottesville.
The vigil was held to show solidarity with Charlottesville. Photo Credit: Max Marcilla

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – About 200 people gathered in Glen Rock for a candlelight vigil last night to show solidarity with victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Participants came bearing signs stating phrases such as, “Diversity is what makes American great,” and “Equality for all.”

The vigil, hosted by Women for Progress and Glen Rock After the March, was also attended by Freeholder Tracy Zur and Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

“We must stand up to hate, intolerance and bigotry. That’s why I joined the Charlottesville vigil tonight in Glen Rock,” Gottheimer shared on Facebook.

Over the weekend, a large white supremacist rally was held in Charlottesville to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A vehicle ran into counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring more than two dozen more.

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