Unity rally held in downtown Bakersfield

Demonstration organized against white supremacy

Bakersfield, Calif. - UPDATE (08/14): The unity rally, dubbed a "protest against white supremacy" held at Mill Creek Park was one of two rallies scheduled in Kern County yesterday Sunday August 13th. 

The second rally was scheduled in Tehachapi but was canceled due to death threats to organizers. 

Rally opposers took to Facebook and threatened to quote "plow down" those marching in solidarity.

Both mayor Karen Goh and Dolores Huerta were a part of the rally yesterday night in response to what happened at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia after Heather Heyer, 38, was killed in a violent clash.

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A unity rally will be held on Sunday in downtown Bakersfield in response to the violent protests out of Charlottesville, Virginia.

One woman has died and dozens were injured after 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. drove a car into a crowd demonstrating against a white nationalist gathering. He has been arrested and faces one count of second-degree murder.

Organizers say the 'Solidarity with Charlottesville' rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. near Mill Creek Park, and will end with a vigil at the Liberty Bell on Truxtun Avenue.

The peaceful demonstration is open for all people who wish to attend.

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