Indivisible Groups in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties hold vigils against hate in national solidarity with #Charlottesville

On August 13th, in the wake of the murder of Heather Heyer and injuring of many others by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Indivisible groups joined with many like-minded groups in vigils in Sarasota and Punta Gorda.

5 Points Park, Sarasota

News Reports

Vigil Attendees Say People Must Stand Up to Hate, Carlos R. Munoz, Herald-Tribune, August 13, 2017. Read report.

Nation Responds to violent weekend with vigils, calls to remove Confederate symbols, Hannah Morse, Bradenton Herald, Aug. 15, 2017. Read report.

Sarasotans gather in support of peace after white supremacist rally in Virginia, Cassidy Alexander, YourObserver.com, August 14, 2017. Read report.

Photos

The vigil was organized by Action Together Suncoast. Photo by Georgia Blotzer
Photo by John Munn
The vigil was organized by Action Together Suncoast. Photo by Georgia Blotzer
Photo by Georgia Blotzer
Photo by John Munn

Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

Videos

Hal Trejo, who organized the vigil, addressing the gathering
Violence in Virginia prompts peace rally in Punta Gorda, Ben Henry, NBC-2, Aug 14, 2017
NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

News Reports

Charlottesville violence inspires local vigil, Sommer Brokaw, Port Charlotte Sun, August 15, 2017. Read report.

Photos

Photo by Hal Sutton
Photo by David Finster
Photo by David Finster
Photo by David Finster
Photo by Hal Sutton