ProKzoo to host "Stop the Hate" rally in response to violence in Virginia
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) —
ProKzoo and other groups are collaborating to stand in solidarity against the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
The event, "Stop The Hate: Kzoo Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville," will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Bronson Park's east end.
A number of speakers will attend the march, including Rep. Jon Hoadley and Com. Shannon Sykes Nehring of Kalamazoo.
“The Alt-Right is a white supremacist organization," said Jen Judd, co-founder and board chair of ProKzoo, in a release. "We need to call them what they are, they are filled with racist ideologies and have displayed openly that they align with Nazi rhetoric. [ ... ] We have to stand up against these beliefs and the violence that has always permeated white supremacist and Neo-Nazi groups. Kalamazoo is a welcoming inclusive community; white supremacy doesn’t belong here nor anywhere else in America.”
This is the second protest in Kalamazoo in as many says. Newschannel 3 was on scene for last night's protest.
Check online at wwmt.com for more updates on the protest this afternoon.