Sep 06, 2017
The 118-mile March to Confront White Supremacy arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday after ten days of walking from Charlottesville, Virginia, the site of white supremacist violence that left one woman dead and many more injured. The march was organized to both denounce systemic racism and demand justice.
"This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality."
--March organizers"We are marching from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our commitment to confronting white supremacy wherever it is found. It's clear that we can no longer wait for Donald Trump or any elected official to face reality and lead," the organizers wrote on their website ahead of the march. "This is the time for us to stand up for justice and equality. This is the time to confront white supremacy in our government and throughout our history."
Marchers also denounced the Trump administration's "senseless, heartless, and inhumane" decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
"No papers, no fear, immigrants are welcome here," marchers chanted as they arrived in the nation's capitol.
\u201c"No papers, no fear! Immigrants are welcome here!," -#Cville2DC march arriving to DC after 10 days confronting white supremacy.\u201d— Center for Popular Democracy\ud83d\udca5 (@Center for Popular Democracy\ud83d\udca5) 1504726905
"This march has been a powerful experience because it allowed me to join my brothers and sisters in the fight against white supremacy," Ambar Pinto, a Dreamer who joined the march at its outset, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Following their arrival in D.C., the marchers joined a welcome rally of hundreds of people. Later Wednesday evening, the marchers will gear up to "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."
Watch the marchers arrive in D.C.:
\u201cWe just crossed into D.C. hundreds strong to demand Trump be removed from office and that the country confront white supremacy. #Cville2DC\u201d— Impeachment Square (@Impeachment Square) 1504726607
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