Demonstrators Gather in Downtown L.A. Following Violence in Virginia

Hundreds of protesters marched peacefully through downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to denounce the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va., and to excoriate President Trump.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2017 to protest the white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va. (Credit: KTLA)

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2017 to protest the white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Va. (Credit: KTLA)

The demonstrators rallied on the steps of City Hall with speeches condemning racism and xenophobia, then marched through the streets of downtown, chanting: “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA,” “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here,” “Black lives matter,” and other slogans.

Many brandished signs such as “Stop white terrorism,” “Nazi scum,” “White silence = white consent,” and “There is only one side” — a reference to Trump’s widely criticized remarks blaming the violence on “many sides.”

The demonstration came a day after three people were killed and dozens injured around Charlottesville when a rally staged by white nationalists turned violent. The “Unite the Right” rally had been planned as part of a battle over the city’s ordered removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

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Juliette Polonsky, of Pasadena, carries a sign at a rally outside L.A. City Hall during a demonstration against white nationalism on Aug. 13, 2017. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

Juliette Polonsky, of Pasadena, carries a sign at a rally outside L.A. City Hall during a demonstration against white nationalism on Aug. 13, 2017. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)