Hundreds of people gathered in Coolidge Park Thursday to oppose white supremacy.

Although most of the participants were protesting against racism, a range of people with varying political beliefs descended on the park, where dozens of police officers stood watch.

Far-left and far-right political factions were represented; at least a couple of antifa—short for anti-fascist—members were in attendance, and a few people who identified themselves as civic nationalists were also present.

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Local clergy and other community members also joined to pray for those who were confronting white supremacy.

Despite concerns about potential violence, the evening—which included debates that were heated at times—ended with no drastic incidents.

Organizers led chants and songs. (Photo: Staff)
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