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Solidarity rally outside Cincinnati City Hall

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Local organizations rallied outside Cincinnati City Hall against hate Sunday in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"We're here to show support to those that went and stood up, to those who lost their lives and just to denounce the hate in our country," said Billie Mays, community organizer of United We Stand.

Several speakers took to the microphone to share their reaction and perspectives.

"Video of the car going through the crowd was scary, and it could just happen to anybody so even today as we're rallying... I'm looking around, every time I heard a horn, I'm jumping," said Council candidate Tamaya Dennard.

Their focus now is on what's next for the community and the country.

"We are not going to tolerate that to happen in our city or anywhere else in the country," Mays said.

Looking ahead, organizers said they're hopeful the dozens who turned out at the rally will lead the charge in spreading love, not hate.  

"This problem is not just one race or peoples problem, this is all of our problem, and there's really just one race - the human race," Pastor Leslie Jones said.

Dennard said: "It's amazing and it just shows where people are in their readiness to fight hatred and bigotry."

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