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10-Day March Against White Supremacy to Head From Charlottesville to DC

Organizers include the Women's March and the Movement for Black Lives

A multi-racial coalition of faith, student and community activists will march more than 100 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia, to D.C. in response to what they call President Donald Trump's failure to confront the white supremacy on display at a violent rally in the Virginia city earlier this month.

The March to Confront White Supremacy starts Monday and is expected to end in D.C. next Wednesday, Sept. 6.

"We are marching from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our commitment to confronting white supremacy wherever it is found," the website for the march says. "It's clear that we can no longer wait for Donald Trump or any elected official to face reality and lead. We are coming together to reckon with America’s long history of white supremacy, so that we can begin to heal the wounds of our nation."

The list of organizations involved in the march includes the Women's March, The Movement for Black Lives, AFL-CIO and Democracy Spring, the site said.

Participants will walk as much as 17 miles per day and sleep in churches along the route. The march is set to pass through Ruckersville, Culpeper, Manassas, Fairfax and Falls Church, an online timeline said.

Organizers say white supremacist violence, rhetoric and policies have intensified since Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and must be confronted. They say they want a political agenda "that repairs the damage done" by the legacy of white supremacy in America.

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