Vigils to be held in Scotland for victims of Charlottesville attack


A local vigil is taking place Sunday evening for the victims of the deadly auto crash in Charlottesville.

"Lots of people around the country, if not around the world, were horrified by the hatred in Charlottesville yesterday - the violence and the death resulted from that", said Candace Galen, one of the organizers for the vigil.

"We're doing this for Heather (Heyer)".

Hamer and other members of the community came together to organize a peaceful vigil at City Hall in memory of those 3 people who lost their lives. A few dozen showed up to show their support.

Critics, including prominent Republicans such as Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, have called for the White House to name the attacks as white supremacist and domestic terrorism. A number of people were also injured.

Turmoil in Charlottesville began Friday night when a group of white nationalists marched onto the University of Virginia campus to protest the removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

On Saturday, a woman died after a vehicle ran into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Counter-protesters were present on Saturday, and it turned violent when authorities say an OH man rammed a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters.

"I think it's important as leaders in the community, as community activists, as informed citizens that we not stand silent in the face of evil", said Will Atkins, a volunteer who helped with the event.

An Ohio man, James Alex Fields, Jr. was charged with murder after driving the vehicle into the demonstrators.

Two Virginia State Police officers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates were also killed Saturday after a helicopter assisting with the rally crashed outside Charlottesville, killing the pilot and a trooper.