Protesters march from Charlottesville to DC

Protesters march from Charlottesville to DC
Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 17:07:43-04

(WJLA/CNN) - Protesters arrived Wednesday in Washington, DC, for the march to confront white supremacy.

Activists traveled 13 miles, as part of a 10-day, 100-mile voyage from Charlottesville, VA to Washington, DC.

"One of the things we will accomplish it bring people together to denounce white supremacy explicitly," said one marcher.

The 10th and final day began in Merrifield, then through Arlington in the rain.

But the 118-mile march against white supremacy started right by the Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, and it was organized in response to the neo Nazi rally held there last month.

Jeremy Ellis came from Minneapolis to march from start to finish.

"I think this is a really important time to be making a stand against white supremacy and racism," he said.

And just after 4 pm, they arrived at their final destination, the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial in Washington.

"It's showing the strength of a new generation of people that really want to fight for justice," said one marcher.

The marchers also say they are protesting President Donald Trump's decision that's threatening to end the DACA program.

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