Anti-fascist demonstrators march in Charlottesville

By The Associated Press

A group of anti-fascist activists are rallying peacefully in downtown Charlottesville as the city marks the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence.

A few dozen black-clad demonstrators marched through downtown Saturday afternoon, stopping to pause for a moment of silence at the site where a woman protesting a white nationalist rally was killed last August.

Some in the group scrawled messages in chalk at the site that hosts a makeshift memorial to Heather Heyer. Several police officers watched from a distance.

The group then continued marching, with some members carrying a sign that said, "Good night white pride."

As the activists made their way wordlessly through a downtown pedestrian mall, people sitting outdoors at cafes began singing "This Little Light of Mine."

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