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Houston’s Response To Charlottesville Violence

Rallies were held across the country Sunday night — including at Houston City Hall — to support victims of violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday.

Hundreds rallied at City Hall on Sunday August 13th, 2017, speaking out against extremists after violent clashes over a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, ended up with 3 dead and dozens of injured.

Hundreds turned out for a rally in front of Houston City Hall Sunday night (Aug. 13, 2017). They came to support the victims of violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday.

One woman was killed and several more were injured, including Natalie Romero, 20, a Houston woman who is currently recovering in a Virginia hospital after sustaining injuries when a car plowed into a group of protesters. The man accused, James Alex Fields, Jr., is suspected of driving his car into the crowd of protesters and was set to appear in court today.

We hear some reactions to the violence from those who attended the rally on Sunday evening. Then, we talk with one of the rally’s organizers, Daniel Cohen, founder of Indivisible Houston.

And we speak with Dr. David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown to consider the ramifications for the White House.


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