Leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths gathered in Harlem on Sunday morning to address the violence that broke out the day before at a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
A march from Union Square to Trump Tower was also planned Sunday afternoon by Black Lives Matter and Refuse Fascism.
Several other political and community leaders planned to speak about the violence on Saturday, including Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who said he would participate in a vigil against hatred and bigotry at noon in West Hartford.
The response comes as three deaths were linked to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday. A woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd peacefully protesting the white nationalists and two troopers died when the helicopter they were in to monitor the rally crashed.
The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the Virginia governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.
Officials in New York and New Jersey also spoke out to condemn the violence.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., criticized President Donald Trump for “failing to name the Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, Alt-Right hate for what it is: not only the cause of the horrific violence in Virginia, but the evil enemy of our Nation’s hope and promise.”
Trump had condemned “this egregious display of bigotry, hatred and violence on many sides.”
Booker also urged people to “rise to meet the urgent demands of our moment in history.
New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, a Democrat, tweeted: “White supremacy and neo-Nazism have no place in America. Domestic terrorism like this cannot be tolerated.”
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