A rally Sunday night in Rochester and a vigil Monday evening in Canandaigua are planned
Two local advocacy groups have announced a "Rally in Solidarity with Charlottesville" that will be held Sunday night in Washington Square Park in Rochester. In Canandaigua, a peaceful, non-violent "Stand Against Hate" vigil is planned for Monday at the park next to the Canandaigua YMCA.
The Sunday rally is co-hosted by Indivisible Rochester and Action Together Rochester. The rally is meant to "protest the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, created by hate groups and domestic terrorists who have pushed their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-semitism, and bigotry," according to the event's Facebook page.
The rally in the park at 181 S. Clinton Ave. is due to start at 7 p.m. and run through 9 p.m. There will be ASL interpreters on site as well as designated areas for people with mobility issues.
Other rallies this year in Washington Square Park included one held in conjunction with the "Women's March" in January.
In Canandaigua, the gathering will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the park next to the Y at 32 N. Main St. The vigil is a chance to “join together to stand up against racism, hate and violence,” according to a post on the Canandaigua 2020 Facebook page.