Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Clergy Gather at Old Courthouse to Condemn Racism and Issue a Call to Action

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Clergy Gather at Old Courthouse to Condemn Racism and Issue a Call to Action

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ST. LOUIS * Clergy members from multiple faiths gathered Sunday on the steps of the Old Courthouse to address the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Va.

Later on Sunday, about 200 people gathered at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, to denounce the racism, hatred and violence.

The Rev. Cassandra Gould, pastor at Quinn Chapel AME Church in Jefferson City, organized the afternoon gathering after watching televised clashes between white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and counterprotesters in Virginia.

One counterprotester, 32, was killed Saturday and 19 people were injured when a man drove a car into the crowd. Two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed as they were assisting in public safety efforts.

About 50 people joined Gould, including Missouri Rep. Alan Gray, D-Black Jack, and St. …

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