Opponents of white supremacy march through Fairfax

Charlottesville marchers

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Marchers who began in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park August 28th, heading for D.C., stopped for Monday night in Centreville.

On its website the group, calling itself the March to Confront White Supremacy, says it’s marching “to demonstrate our commitment to confronting white supremacy wherever it is found.”

Tuesday the marchers are scheduled to walk from Centreville to Merrifield, along Route 29. On Wednesday they plan to walk the final 11 miles into the nation’s capital.

Once in D.C., according to the web site, the group plans to protest in the streets. “Starting on September 6th, we’re taking over Washington, D.C. We will hold our ground and launch wave after wave of nonviolent civil disobedience demanding Trump be removed from office and that an agenda be advanced that heals the wounds of white supremacy. This is will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay.”

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