Homer residents take stand against racism with rally

Aug 17th 5:20 pm By Bjorn Olson

Last Sunday, roughly 50 Homer residents gathered at WKFL Park and held signs with anti-racist slogans for onlookers and passing traffic to read. In cities across the U.S., people - including an estimated 500 Anchorage residents [--] held similar rallies, candlelight vigils and marches with unified revulsion toward bigotry and intolerance. The genesis for these unexpected and impromptu assemblies began last Friday, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where an entirely different kind of protest was held, and continued through the weekend. During that rally, one woman was killed and 19 others injured.


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Homer residents take stand against racism with rally

August 17th 4:20 pm

Last Sunday, roughly 50 Homer residents gathered at WKFL Park and held signs with anti-racist slogans for onlookers and passing traffic to read. In cities across the U.S., people - including an estimated 500 Anchorage residents — held similar [...]

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