UNITY RALLY

The Oakdale Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

Speaker Ale­jan­dro Car­rillo, far right, joined com­mu­nity mem­bers and lead­ers to de­nounce racism at a rally aimed at unity Mon­day even­ing, Aug. 21 at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter Plaza. The Oak­dale Po­lice De­part­ment was a solid pres­ence at the rally as a pre­cau­tion against any vi­o­lence but the event went smoothly and with­out in­ter­rup­tion. Oak­dale City Mayor Pat Paul placed a res­o­lu­tion con­demn­ing racism, bul­ly­ing, big­otry and hate within the com­mu­nity. The rally was in re­sponse to re­cent tragic events in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia where a man with an Oak­dale post of­fice box ad­dress was as­so­ci­ated with one of the white na­tion­al­ist demon­stra­tions. Other speak­ers within the com­mu­nity echoed the rally’s sen­ti­ment, that hate will not be tol­er­ated in any fash­ion.

KIM VAN ME­TER/THE LEADER

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