From Carolina Public Press
Story and photos by Alicia Funderburk
About 150 people attended the Peace Rally, held last Saturday at downtown Asheville’s Triangle Park, expecting to take a stand against racism and stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., the site of a the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer.
Though flyers were passed out in August claiming that the purpose of the Peace Rally was to “take a stand against racism and stand in solidarity with the city of Ferguson and Mike Brown,” this was far from the case…rally organizers were not responsible for the flyers that were passed out, and they had no intention of having a moment of silence. The Peace Rally, instead, showcased several local community speakers and local talent.