A couple hundred people gathered Sunday afternoon on the Bowling Green green space for what is being called a Rally to Protect Freedom. The gathering, organized by BG City Councilman Daniel Gordon is in response to deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted by a march of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
One woman died when a car slammed into a a group of counter-protesters. Media have identified the driver who faces multiple charges as James Alex Fields, resident of Maumee.
Those attending the rally carried signs including the messages:
- Racism is NOT history yet
- No hate here
- Justice for all
- A Great America is not racist, sexist, or homophobic.