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Citizens Stand Against Hate Sunday Night at Frenchtown Vigil for Charlottesville

Frenchtown vigil Sunday. (Photo: Anna Stange)

Solebury Democrats joined in a candlelight vigil Sunday night in solidarity with those demonstrating against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.

The event took place at 7:45 p.m. at 1 Bridge St. in Frenchtown, N.J., about 20 minutes north of the New Hope/Lambertville community, and was said to be attended by more than 200.

“All across the country there have been vigils, because what went on in Charlottesville is not okay,” explained Carol Wasserman Spiewak of the Solebury Democrats. “We’re doing it because we are appalled, and we need to get our message out there and have our voices be heard.”

Heather Heyer, 32, was was killed when a car crashed into a crowd of demonstrators protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, according to news reports.

“We need to be vigilant,” said Spiewak. “We need to be sure we elect people who will stand up to this, and ensure that our democracy is maintained.”

Indivisible provided a “find an event near you” search service to help find additional vigils.

“This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, Va., to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry,” read an Indivisible statement.

“When they got there, they waged violence on unarmed anti-racists, killing one and injuring many others.,” they added. “We mourn for the life that was lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities.”

Solebury Democrats is a grassroots group of concerned and committed Solebury citizens that embrace all people, with an interest in local issues, and local, state and national elections.






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  • Melvin, The KKK has been to New Hope several times in the last 20 years. They didn’t have any impact. Also the term Town Father’s is pretty lame ya know! Not once but twice you expressed blatant sexism and out dated norms. How about just saying Council?

  • So who do we blame for allowing the demonstation from getting out of hand? If the White Supremists or any other hate group came into New Hope or Solebury and legally asked for a permit to march and or hold a vigil how will the Town Fathers react?If it came to pass that these gropus were allowed to m arch or demonstare, how will the town Fathers keep law and order?

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