Activists will start a 10-day march from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., on Monday in an effort to confront white supremacy and demand the removal of President Donald Trump from the highest office in the land. Organizers of "The March to Confront White Supremacy" said an occupation of D.C. will follow the march with a series of daily nonviolent demonstrations.
"We are coming together to reckon with America’s long history of white supremacy, so that we can begin to heal the wounds of our nation," reads the website for the march. "This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. We demand that President Trump be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it's done to our country and its people."
A number of activist groups including Women's March, Working Families Party, the Action Group Network, United We Dream and Color of Change collaborated to plan and organize "The March to Confront White Supremacy."
The march comes three weeks after violence erupted in Charlottesville at a white supremacy rally where a man allegedly connected to white nationalists killed one person and injured at least 19 others when he plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. After that violent and fatal weekend, many were unhappy with Trump's response where he blamed "many sides."
Since the rally and demonstrations in Charlottesville, a number of protests against white supremacy have taken place across the country, including a protest that resulted in the destruction of a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina.