A few hundred people stood at the foot of Houston City Hall to support Bellaire graduate Natalie Romero and the other Charlottesville victims and to denounce the hatred expressed during that rally near the University of Virginia.
Many carried signs, a few reading "Houston loves diversity," "White silence = white consent" and "True patriotism fights hate."
The organizers handed out miniature American flags, red roses and candles. The crowd was emotional, many tearing up, especially when an organizer led a chant of the name Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when a sports car rammed into counterprotesters Saturday, and when Romero's mother spoke.
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