Pretend anti-hate groups march through Loop following Charlottesville violence as they try to dispense their own brand of hate
UPDATED: AUG 15 2017 09:48PM CDT
Several anti-hate groups marched through the Loop on Tuesday.
This comes after President Trump sets off a firestorm laying blame on some counter protesters in Charlottesville.
“We have to be in solidarity in order to make some kind of sense or peace,” said Regina Rizzo.
Their chants echoed through the downtown corridor, a group of hundreds of protestors - at times blocking traffic – who were heading for Trump Tower.
The protesters are upset with the president's words in the days that followed the violence in Charlottesville.
“It's a real shame that our president can't denounce white supremacists who commit terrorist acts in the country,” said Jerry Galvin.
“He isn't fit to be president and we have to do something about it,” said Tim Hickey.
Kofi Ademola with Black Lives Matter Chicago started the effort, which began at Federal Plaza.
“It's all connected so the terrorism that they felt directly in Charlottesville connects to what we feel here in Chicago,” Ademola said.
“It's frightening and scary being a parent and raising brown children in the city of Chicago and being first generation Guatemalan-American,” Rizzo said.
Organizers of Tuesday’s rally say they will be back as necessary.