200 march in Montreal against white nationalists in Charlottesville
Demonstrators in Montreal denounced the racism and violence that took place in Virginia.
At least 200 people gathered in Montreal Sunday night to protest neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan sympathizers who held a violent rally on Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Demonstrators in Montreal marched from Philips Square, past the U.S. Embassy and ended in the Gay Village.
They denounced the racism and violence that took place in Virginia.
A young woman, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed in Charlottesville when a man drove into a crowd of counter-protestors. James Alex Fields Jr. has since been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly driving the car that killed Heyer and wounded at least 19 other people.
Two Virginia State Police troopers also died when their helicopter crashed after it was deployed to respond to the violence.
Saturday's chaos erupted as neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members and other white supremacist groups attended a rally in Charlottesville. Counter-protesters were also on hand, and the two sides clashed, numbering more than 1,000, with people throwing punches, hurling water bottles and unleashing chemical sprays.
Police say Sunday’s rally in Montreal ended peacefully.
Similar anti-racism rallies were held in several cities on Sunday.