A vigil was held Sunday in Traverse City paying tribute to the victims of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
One person was killed when a radical white nationalist plowed a car through a crowd of protesters who were rallying against KKK and Nazi friendly groups holding an event.
Hundreds gathered at the Grand Traverse County Courthouse to show their support for those impacted by the violence, as well as to speak out against racism.
Vigils were held across Michigan, including Petoskey and Mt. Pleasant.
According to 9&10 News:
“There is always a reason to stand up for people who are being oppressed and put down. An attack on any American is always going to be an attack on me,” said Randi and Gustin who attended the vigil.
This vigil is one of hundreds taking place across the country as people of all backgrounds, young and old, mourn and pray.
“I think people need to speak up and stand up and support those people. We're with you, we support you,” said Roger Dunigan.
“When I see Hitler salutes in the middle of a country that my father fled to from the Holocaust there's something incredibly wrong there and there's something stirring within my that makes me want to speak out for the sake of my grandfather and for the sake of the people who came to this country,” said Howard Lovy."