Anchorage holds rally against racism after Charlottesville violence

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage Town Square hosted a rally against racism Sunday, inspired by two days of white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

E.J. David, a member of the community group 'We are Anchorage,' helped organize the event.

According to David, Mayor Ethan Berkovitz spoke at the rally alongside various church leaders, council members and school board representatives.

David says the rally was held to give support to people who might feel threatened from the violence in Charlottesville.

"We need to remind people we have their backs and that we're here for them," says David.

David estimated around 500 people attended the rally.

Meanwhile Alaska's Governor and Senate delegation took to social media to condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville.

Senator Sullivan went as far labeling the violence as an act of 'domestic terrorism.'

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