Protesters in Union Square rally against violence in Virginia

By Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press

More than 100 people gathered in Union Square on Saturday to protest the events at demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Black Lives Matter NYC organized the rally a few hours after violent protests in the Virginia city.

“Black lives, they matter here!” many people chanted in Union Square.

Rally organizers asked people who attended to talk to friends about acceptance in the wake of the Charlottesville protests.

Sarah Holden, a Charlottesville-native, was also there and said recent events in her town sickened her.

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Source: / Associated Press Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.