10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Begin Monday

The 100-mile march spans from Charlottesville to DC
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2017 2:30 PM CDT
10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Begin Monday
Counter-protestor Laura Richardson chants against a Confederate monument during a protest for the removal of a Confederate monument in Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.   (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Organizers have confirmed that a 10-day march from Charlottesville to DC protesting white supremacy will begin Monday, the Hill reports. Per NBC 4, participants will march more than 100 miles over the 10 days, logging roughly 17 miles per day, and stay in churches along the planned route. “We know that this is a very dangerous moment in our nation’s history, a moment that requires action,” march organizers said via a press release, referencing the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville this August. “We are marching to DC in the spirit of love, equality and justice like those before us did in the face of hatred and oppression." Coordinated by a number of activist groups, "The March to Confront White Supremacy” organizers include the Women’s March, Working Families Party, AFL-CIO, and Color of Change.

Per the press release, the march’s demands include Trump stepping down from office unless he takes action against the white supremacist movement: “We will demand our country reckon with its long history of white supremacy, that our nation’s leadership side with those of us who will no longer abide it, and we call for the removal of all those, including the president, who refuse to do so.” According to the march’s website, peaceful demonstrations, described as “wave after wave of nonviolent civil disobedience,” will begin when participants arrive in DC on September 6. “This is will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay,” the website says, indicating that, similar to Occupy Wall Street, the protests do not have a planned end date. (More rally stories.)

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