Vigil held in Eau Claire for Charlottesville, VA victims and unrest

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- In Eau Claire, community members gathered to remember those who lost their lives in Charlottesville.

Hundreds took part in a candlelight vigil in Phoenix Park Sunday evening.

Indivisible Chippewa Valley invited community members to show respect for the fallen, and those threatened by the hate shown Saturday.

Community organizers said it's important to stand together against hate in our own community.

"If we're silent, we allow some of this hatred to come through. It's really about speaking up and by holding events and being visible that we actually help to say 'that's not ok.' What we're seeing in Charlottesville, not only the hatred and the division but the violence is not ok," said Andrew Werthmann.

"JONAH" also known as Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope was also a part of the community groups putting on the vigil.



 
The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus