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08/14/2017 03:10 pm ET

These Signs From Protests Nationwide Powerfully Denounce White Supremacy

People in cities across the country came together in response to the bigotry and violence in Charlottesville.

People across the nation are standing up against the white supremacist rally that left one dead and over a dozen injured on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Folks in cities including New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., gathered over the weekend to hold vigils and rallies in response to the violence at the “United the Right” rally. The events also allowed attendees to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville. 

Protesters marched with powerful signs, denouncing racism, bigotry and President Donald Trump’s lackluster response to the violence. The signs displayed messages like “White silence is violence” and “Hate has no home here.” A few local businesses closed and placed signs on their doors as a counter-protest.

Folks also used the rallies to honor Heather Heyer, the counter-protester who was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd on Saturday. 

Here are a few compelling scenes from the weekend’s rallies.

  • Four-year-old Leo Griffin leaves an Aug. 13 Chicago protest that mourned the victims of the white supremacist rally
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    Four-year-old Leo Griffin leaves an Aug. 13 Chicago protest that mourned the victims of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the day before.
  • People hold signs at a vigil on Aug. 13 in Chicago for the victims in the previous day's violent clashes in Charlottesville.
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    People hold signs at a vigil on Aug. 13 in Chicago for the victims in the previous day's violent clashes in Charlottesville.
  • People gather in downtown Chicago on Aug. 13 to protest the alt-right movement and to mourn Heather Heyer, who was killed in
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    People gather in downtown Chicago on Aug. 13 to protest the alt-right movement and to mourn Heather Heyer, who was killed in Charlottesville when a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.
  • Demonstrators hold signs outside the White House on Aug. 13 during a vigil in response to the death of a counterprotester in
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    Demonstrators hold signs outside the White House on Aug. 13 during a vigil in response to the death of a counterprotester in the Aug. 12 "Unite the Right" rally.
  • A woman writes "Silence is Compliance" with a chalk on the ground at Federal Plaza Square in Chicago during an Aug. 13 p
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    A woman writes "Silence is Compliance" with a chalk on the ground at Federal Plaza Square in Chicago during an Aug. 13 protest in response to the violence that erupted in Charlottesville.
  • People gather in downtown Chicago on Aug. 13 to protest the alt-right movement.
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    People gather in downtown Chicago on Aug. 13 to protest the alt-right movement.
  • Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit, about 400 demonstrators on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower in New York attend a r
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    Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit, about 400 demonstrators on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower in New York attend a rally protesting the violence in Charlottesville.
  • A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Only 1 Side Love" during a protest at Federal Plaza Square in Chicago on Aug. 13.
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    A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Only 1 Side Love" during a protest at Federal Plaza Square in Chicago on Aug. 13.
  • People gather in front of the White House to hold a vigil on Aug. 13, one day after the violence in Charlottesville.
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    People gather in front of the White House to hold a vigil on Aug. 13, one day after the violence in Charlottesville.
  • A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Hate Has No Home Here. Love Will Win" during an Aug. 13 protest at Federal Plaza Squar
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    A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Hate Has No Home Here. Love Will Win" during an Aug. 13 protest at Federal Plaza Square in Chicago.
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