'Standing in Solidarity with Charlottesville' vigil held in downtown Tulsa Sunday

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • A vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia, was held Sunday in Tulsa.
  • It started at 6 p.m. at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.
  • WATCH FOX23 Sharon Phillips' full report above.

"Standing in Solidarity with Charlottesville - A Vigil" was held Sunday evening in downtown Tulsa.

According to a public post on Facebook, the event was set for 6 p.m. at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.

The post reads, in part:

Let's stand in solidarity against the hate, racism, and white supremacy that took place in Charlottesville this weekend. Together, we're stronger. Let's show Tulsa that these acts WILL NOT be tolerated.

Saturday morning in Charlottesville, Virginia, a rally of white nationalists become violent when they clashed with counter protesters on the streets. A man was arrested on accusations of driving a car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one.

Two state troopers were also killed when a helicopter crashed near the scene of the rally.

Groups involved in Sunday's vigil included The Oklahoma Equality Center, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma and OKC, Indivisible Oklahoma, New Sanctuary Network, Aware Tulsa, Fellowship Congregational UCC, the Women's March, African American Federation and more.


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