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Hundreds rally in Indy after fatal violence in Charlottesville

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – People gathered in Indianapolis, as well as across Indiana and the rest of the country, in response to fatal violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Several hundred Hoosiers took to Monument Circle for Sunday’s rally in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy.FACEBOOK LIVE: 24-Hour News 9’s Eric Feldman live at a rally on Monument Circle  

Several people spoke in front of the crowd. Some of the messages were fiery, expressing frustration with what they say are inequalities and hatred that can exist in the United States. Others called for leaders to say what happened in Charlottesville is domestic terrorism.

But there were solemn moments as well, including a moment of silence for the Charlottesville victims.

There were people of all ages and races, many holding signs — most of them messages of love and unity.

Avery Goodsmith is a high school freshman from Danville. She said she hears messages of hate from people her age at school. She added that the behavior needs to stop.

“We’re all human beings, and anyone who wants to do something differently should get to,” she said. “And there are people in my grade who have parents who are racist and sexist and not inclusive, and I want to speak out against that.”

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