Windsor stands firm against racism after Charlottesville violence

Dozens gathered at Mary Bibb Park in Windsor's west end on Wednesday night in a show of solidarity against the white nationalist rally that left counter protester Heather Heyer dead and 20 others injured.

Dozens of residents lit candles at Mary Bibb Park and spoke out against hate

A crowd of Windsor residents gathered at Mary Bibb Park on Wednesday to show a strong stance against racism. (Derek Spalding/CBC)

Some cried, others sat in silence as one person after another walked to the microphone and spoke out against the type of violence on display in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Dozens gathered at Mary Bibb Park in Windsor's west end on Wednesday night in a show of solidarity against the white nationalist rally that left counter protester Heather Heyer dead and 20 others injured.

Residents pass along a candle during Wednesday night's vigil at Mary Bibb Park in Windsor's west end. The gathering was a show of solidarity against violence recently seen in Charlottesville, Va. (Derek Spalding/CBC)

Seeing so many people come out to the event impressed Victoria Pedri, who came to show respect for Heyer.

"I'm very glad to see people who I actually recognize," she said. "It really makes me feel like I'm part of a community that can do better."

Dozens of residents gathered at Mary Bibb Park in Windsor for a candlelight vigil to show solidarity against violence that took place in Charlottesville, Va., on the weekend. (Derek Spalding/CBC)