San Diegans host vigil for Charlottesville

Posted at 7:25 AM, Aug 13, 2017

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- A group of San Diegans organized a vigil for the victims of Charlottesville on Saturday night. 

The vigil was organized by the Industrial Workers of the World union. A few dozen showed up to show their support. 

The group had candles and talked about standing up against the violence across the country. 

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Speakers called for resistance against white supremacy. They also said it's important to come together to fight for their cause.

Yesenia Padilla helped organize the vigil. She said the images of Charlottesville moved her so much she felt like she had to take action. 

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"We will not stand for this. We will not stand for KKK, for Nazi's to over run us," said Padilla. 

The vigil took place in the parking lot where Alfred Olango died last year in an officer involved shooting. 

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Organizers said they picked that spot because they feel it's important to keep Olango's memory alive. 

The vigil remained peaceful.