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'Anti-Fascist' vigil planned for Waterloo this Saturday

An anti-racism solidarity vigil is planned for this Saturday in Waterloo, hosted by a group called Kitchener-Waterloo Against Fascism.

Vigil to grieve the loss of an anti-fascist "comrade," says Facebook invitation

Anti-Fascist Vigil poster seen in downtown Kitchener to promote a vigil Saturday in Waterloo between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m (Joe Pavia)

An anti-racism solidarity rally is planned for this Saturday in Waterloo, hosted by a group calling itself Kitchener-Waterloo Against Fascism.

The Anti-Fascist Vigil in Solidarity with the Victims of Charlottesville, according to a posting on Facebook, is to grieve the death of Heather Heyer.

Heyer was the the 32-year-old woman who was killed on Saturday while demonstrating against white nationalists rallying in Charlottesville, Va. A car rammed into a crowd of protesters killing her and injuring 19 others. 

The local group says it also wants to "build a movement that can make sure the events of Charlottesville can never happen again."

"The terrorism we saw in Charlottesville is just the latest carnage inflicted by the horrors of white supremacy," said a statement on Facebook.

Kitchener-Waterloo Against Fascism describes itself on Facebook as a new organization "dedicated to combatting fascism in all its forms by any means necessary."

"Fascism targets minorities of all kinds, and ideology that spawns hatred against Black, Indigenous, Muslim, Jewish, disabled, trans, queer and otherwise marginalized lives must not be permitted to remain."

The vigil is planned for Saturday August 19 at Waterloo Public Square between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Kitchener-Waterloo Against Fascism describes itself on Facebook as a new organization "dedicated to combatting fascism in all its forms by any means necessary."