Activists are set to start a 10-day march from Charlottesville, Va., to Washington, D.C., on Monday to confront white supremacy and demand President Trump’s removal from office.
“The March to Confront White Supremacy,” is set to start in Charlottesville Monday, Aug. 28 and end in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Organizers say the march will be followed by an occupation of Washington with daily nonviolent demonstrations.
“This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history. We demand that President Trump to be removed from office for allying himself with this ideology of hate and we demand an agenda that repairs the damage it’s done to our country and its people,” the website for the march reads.
“This will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay,” they added.
“The March to Confront White Supremacy,” is being planned by a number of activist groups such as the Women’s March, Working Families Party, the Action Group Network, United We Dream, Color of Change, and others.
Violence erupted in Charlottesville earlier this month at a protest against removing a Confederate statue when a man with reported ties to white nationalists killed one person and injured dozens more by allegedly ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Tensions were further inflamed when Trump responded by blaming “many sides” for the violence.
The attack spurred demonstrations against white supremacy around the country, including in Durham, N.C., where protesters surrounded and toppled a Confederate statue in the days after the violence. Other cities around the country have chosen to take down or cover Confederate monuments in the wake of the Charlottesville attack.