Hundreds rally in Milwaukee's O'Donnell Park to wipe out white supremacy

Posted: 7:23 PM, Aug 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-22 17:00:59Z

MILWAUKEE -- A national day of action called in response to the violence in Charlottesville prompted an anti-white supremacist rally in Milwaukee Saturday. 

Hundreds gathered in O'Donnell Park chanting and calling for change. 

"It's one purpose," Ron Bell said. "One main goal."

For Ron Bell, the father of three young boys, that goal is uniting with others in an effort wipe out white supremacy. 

“I’m already terrified as a black man," Bell said. "Now it makes me scared for these guys, for my children, and I just want to make sure they get a fair chance at life."

Saturday's rally is part of a national day of action against white supremacy in response to the violence in Charlottesville that claimed the life of one young woman.  

Hundreds of Milwaukeeans answered the call to come together to denounce hate and change the narrative of a divided America. 

“What happened in Charlottesville is not who we are as a whole people," Crystal Senski said. 

"That’s not who Americans are. This is what Americans are. We stand to gather," she continued. 

The rally started at O'Donnell Park with protestors eventually moving to rally along the streets. The overall message promoted was one of peace, love, and a united Milwaukee with hopes of fostering a more united America. 

“To us, there is no skin color," Senski said.  "There’s just human beings, and I really wish that everybody had that mind set."

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