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Ashanti Spears with the Kansas People’s Agenda speaks from the gazebo. Spears, like other speakers at the event, encouraged those in attendance to be active in working to eradicate bigotry and racism, saying the “root of white supremacy is complacency.”

With self-created sign in hand, Lisa Rasor, of Lawrence, attended the vigil. “I’m a paralegal, just like Heather was,” Rasor said at the event.

Hundreds of people attended Sunday night’s Solidarity with Charlottesville Vigil at South Park, organized by local activist group The Resistance LFK. The vigil was held in response to the violence that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., when a car plowed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally, killing 32-year-old legal assistant Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 other protesters.

Hundreds of people attended Sunday night’s Solidarity with Charlottesville Vigil at South Park, organized by local activist group The Resistance LFK. The vigil was held in response to the violence that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., when a car plowed into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally, killing 32-year-old legal assistant Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 other protesters.

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