SF Group Holds Vigil After Charlottesville Violence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A group met outside of the Federal Court House in Sioux Falls standing in solidarity with Charlottesville Sunday.

South Dakotans Against Racism organized the event. People shared messages of love, lit candles and sang songs. The vigil is honoring the death of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman who died Saturday, when a car rammed into a group of counter protesters in Virginia.

One woman who attended says she did so to speak up against hate.

“We need to really recognize the humanity in one another and to really self-examine,” says Sarah Caine, with All Souls Unitarian Church. “We are our own biases, and we need to learn how we can help in fighting in this fear based discrimination.”

The violent clashes started with thousands of white nationalists taking the streets Saturday. It’s the latest confrontation in Charlottesville since the city voted to remove a confederate statue.

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