Rally in BG responds to right wing violence in Charlottesville

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.