Central New Yorkers rally for peace following deadly clash in Virginia

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In Clinton Square in Syracuse, people gathered Sunday and chanted in frustration over the violent clashes at a white nationalists’ rally in Virginia.

A woman identified as Heather Heyer died at the event in Charlottesville after a driver plowed his car down a stretch of road where counter-protestors were gathered. Two troopers later died, providing support to law enforcement, when a helicopter crashed nearby.

In Syracuse, those gathered at the rally for peace say they will not be silenced. Speakers condemned groups that promote white supremacy and intolerance.

They also honored the life of Heather Heyer

The Syracuse group plans to host another rally on September 9.

A group in Utica held a similar event on Sunday.

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