'March to Confront White Supremacy' ends in DC

A 118-mile march to confront white supremacy has come to an end in the nation's capital.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A 118-mile march to confront white supremacy has come to an end in the nation's capital.

The "March to Confront White Supremacy" started in Charlottesville on August 28th. Participants then walked through multiple Virginia cities before ultimately ending the march at Farragut Square in Downtown DC.

Organizers came up with the idea for the march following the events of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that killed Virginia native Heather Heyer.

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Participants said they found many supporters along the route of their march. However, they some people also threatened the marchers online as well.

Organizer Mohammed Naeem said the event was emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging, but still worth it.

"I truly feel that we did the best that we could have and folks came in from all over the country," he said.

While the march is over, the effort to put an end to hatred is not. Organizers say they plan to occupy a portion of Farragut Square until the end of September. They say during that time, they will offer daily trainings to the public on ways to confront racism in society.

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