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CAIR Georgia Delivers Opening Prayer at "Take Down Hate" March After Charlottesville

RacismMarch.JPG(ATLANTA, GA - 8/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-sponsored and spoke at Take Down Hate, an interfaith march against racism held in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During the event, hundreds of demonstrators peacefully marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, expressing support for diversity and condemning white supremacism along the way.

"People of different races, faiths and backgrounds came together to say that the bigotry we saw Charlottesville is unacceptable in Atlanta," said CAIR Georgia executive director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who delivered an Islamic prayer at the start of the rally.

He added, "Georgia must do its part to combat hate, starting with the removal of government-funded Confederate monuments that were established by segregationists in the 20th century to express opposition to the Civil Rights Movement."