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Aug 18, 2017 by Will Maule

Rev. Al Sharpton Is Organizing A 'Thousand-Minister' Anti-Racist March

Rev. Al Sharpton is stirring up greater support for his thousand-minister march following the brutal racist violence that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend. The massive march is set to begin at the Washington memorial honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and conclude at Justice Department offices. The faith leaders will protest increased hate crimes, discrimination and mass incarceration, according to the Religion News Service. 

"Charlottesville was a very startling and repulsive reminder to us of the issue of hate and the issue of racism and anti-Semitism that is still alive and practiced in the country," Sharpton said. "It seems now to have been revived and, in many ways, given moral equivalency with those that protested by the president of the United States. We need a president that’s clear that anti-Semitism and hatred and the kind of public display of bigotry that we saw is unacceptable."

Sharpton wants to oppose the white supremacists with a show of inter-faith unity. "Our hope is that when you looked at those Nazis carrying torches talking about “You will not replace us,” we can contrast that with rabbis linking arms with Baptist ministers and Muslims marching in the spirit of Dr. King," he told RNS. 

"Faith leaders must stand up and show a dignified, nonviolent way."


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