List of Rallies against hate, Trump pop up across USA in wake of Charlottesville

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Activists gear up for the upcoming months with rallies ranging from support for Charlottesville, Va., victims to pro- events.

Is there a protest near you today? 

Activists gear up for the upcoming months with rallies ranging from support for Charlottesville, Va., victims to pro-Trump events.

A day before a scheduled alt-right demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, protestors marched with torches at the University of Virginia. According to local reports, several people were injured during the demonstration.

The woman who was killed when a driver rammed his car into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally Saturday afternoon has been identified as 32 year old Heather Mayor.

A man who was injured in Charlottesville when a speeding vehicle plowed into a second car, killing one person and injuring many others, said he thought it seemed like an assault on “every person in this country.” 

Fights and arguments were widespread during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Demonstrators were protesting the removal of a Confederate statue.

Emma Eisner captured this video of thick, black smoke billowing near Birdwood golf course in Charlottesville, Va., She says a helicopter appeared to stall and spiral down to the ground.

President Trump interrupted a signing ceremony for veterans to publicly denounce the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia saying the U.S. government is “ready, willing and able” to step in.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the ‘alt-right’ protests in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, were a “turning point” to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.

People across the USA have reacted to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., this week with rallies and protests, many of them standing up against hate speech. 

Protesters blocked the door to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office during a rally against a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. on Aug. 14, 2017.  

Demonstrators gather in remembrance of the victims that were injured in Charlottesville, in front of the Minneapolis Republican Party office in Minneapolis on Aug. 14, 2017. 

Demonstrators gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington on Aug. 14, 2017. For the second night in a row, people gathered in front of the White House to protest the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Pedestrians walk past a 15-foot tall inflatable rat in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street near Trump Tower on Aug. 14, 2017 in New York. 

Whether it’s the women’s rights, Black Lives Matter, care or views for and against President Trump, protesters and counter-protesters across the country are gearing up in the coming months to voice their stances.

Here’s a list of protests happening across the country in the coming weeks.

From Colorado Springs to Daytona Beach, protesters will join rank with thousands of others who have already participated in marches against racism. 

The demonstrations aim to take a stand against hate and show solidarity with protesters who participated in a deadly counter-protest of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Charlottesville aftermath: Protests around the U.S.

Colorado Springs, Colorado: Aug. 20.

Solidarity with Charlottesville: Not in our town

Daytona Beach, Florida: Aug. 18.

United Against Hate – Say no to racism

Manchester, Iowa: Aug. 17.

Candlelight rally to protest violence and racism

Boston, Massachusetts: Aug. 19.

Stand for solidarity

Burton, Michigan: Aug. 18.

Rise against racism rally in solidarity with Charlottesville

New York, New York: Aug. 18.

Anti-racism protest

Millersburg, Ohio: Aug. 27.

Anti-racism and anti-nazi rally

Asbury Park, New Jersey: Aug. 20.

Stand against hate– a rally for the victims of Charlottesville

Boston, Massachusetts: Aug. 19.

Fight Supremacy! Boston counter-protest and resistance rally

Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug 19 protest will call for Trump to cease threatening the North Korean leadership

“The unstable president of the United States Donald Trump has called for using nuclear weapons against North Korea — a small, poor nation of just a few million people, but a nation that is nevertheless politically important,” the event page reads.

The protest will start at the Wallace Bennett Federal Building on Aug. 19 and is hosted by the Utah Anti-War Committee.

Washington D.C.: Sept. 16.

Protect American Democracy from Russian interference.

(See full list at link below.)

Anti-Trump protests are nothing new. Since Election Day, demonstrations against the new commander in chief are common, molding to whatever new controversy pops up. Upcoming Trump protests include outrage over Trump’s rhetoric on the nuclear threat in North Korea, Russian interference in the 2016 election and just discomfort with the president calling their state home.

A D.C. movement will gather in the National Mall on Sept. 16 to show support for Trump. The rally is calling for one million participants to gather and send a “shock-wave message” to the world.

“This is about America First. This is about protecting and supporting President Donald Trump, protecting our Constitution, and protecting our flag and all that it stands for,” the event page reads.

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