Thousands march in Atlanta for Charlottesville dead, injured

ATLANTA – A vigil and march was held in downtown Atlanta Saturday night in support of the victims who were injured earlier in the day in a series of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va.

The vigil began outside the Hyatt Regency and then proceeded to City Hall.

Protesters lining up downtown. They plan to march to City Hall in light of #Chalottesville #11Alive

— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) August 12, 2017

The Hyatt has been the home of the annual Netroots Nation conference, which began on Wednesday.

Moment of silence held in downtown ATL for #Charlotesville violence. Group plans to march to City Hall from here #11Alive

— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) August 12, 2017

Netroots Nation Executive Director Eric Thut opened the final evening presentation of the gathering on Saturday tonight by calling for attendees to take to the streets and protest following the deaths in Charlottesville, Va.

And they’re off. Heading toward ATL city hall. #Charlotesville

— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) August 12, 2017

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