20 photos from the Philly is Charlottesville march

Thousands gathered in Center City Wednesday night to march against racism and fascism.

Protestors gather outside of Arch Street United Methodist Church after marching down Broad Street as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protestors gather outside of Arch Street United Methodist Church after marching down Broad Street as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Thousands of people marched in Center City Wednesday night in solidarity against racism. The Philly is Charlottesville rally began with speeches about inequality and self-care, and on wide-raging issues from immigration to the police shooting of David Jones, President Donald Trump and the Frank Rizzo statue.

City officials have called for the removal of the statue of the former mayor and police chief, and Mayor Jim Kenney says he’s ready to talk about it.

The demonstrations were organized by the inter-faith group POWER. Here are 19 more photos from the march down Broad Street:

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Councilwoman Helen Gym and Rev. Greg Holston prepare to march down Broad Street as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Councilwoman Helen Gym and Rev. Greg Holston prepare to march down Broad Street as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Protesters chant during the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters chant during the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Rev. Mark Tyler addresses protestors with the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Rev. Mark Tyler addresses protesters with the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Police monitor the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as theymake their way down Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Police monitor the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as theymake their way down Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Rev. Robin Hynicka leads prayer at Arch Street United Methodist Church as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Rev. Robin Hynicka leads prayer at Arch Street United Methodist Church as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Rabbi Eli Friedman leads protestors in prayer as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Rabbi Eli Friedman leads protesters in prayer as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Police monitor the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as theymake their way down Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Police monitor the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as theymake their way down Broad Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Oakley, 7, chants, "Black lives matter" alongside his friend Gebre, 5, as both are carried by the fathers during the  "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally  on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. George Ciccarliello and Benjamin Hover don't doubt their children can grasp what is happening around them and felt it was important for them to learn about human rights.

Oakley, 7, chants, "Black lives matter" alongside his friend Gebre, 5, as both are carried by the fathers during the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. George Ciccarliello and Benjamin Hover don't doubt their children can grasp what is happening around them and felt it was important for them to learn about human rights.

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Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Protesters hold signs in support of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally as they gather outside of Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Breonna Register stands with her and a friends children on North Broad Street as protestors with the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally pass by on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Breonna Register stands with her and a friends children on North Broad Street as protestors with the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally pass by on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Leaders of various faiths prepare to address a crowd gathered at Arch Street United Methodist Church as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Leaders of various faiths prepare to address a crowd gathered at Arch Street United Methodist Church as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Rev. Mark Tyler welcomes faith leaders and protestors gathered at Arch Street United Methodist Church  as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Rev. Mark Tyler welcomes faith leaders and protesters gathered at Arch Street United Methodist Church as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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After marching down Broad Street, protestors being to file into Arch Street United Mehodist Church  to here faith leaders speak as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

After marching down Broad Street, protesters being to file into Arch Street United Methodist Church to here faith leaders speak as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Hundreds of protestors remain gathered outside of a packed Arch Street United Methodist Church to hear leaders speak out against violence, social inequality and other issues as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Hundreds of protesters remain gathered outside of a packed Arch Street United Methodist Church to hear leaders speak out against violence, social inequality and other issues as part of the "Philly Is Charlottesville" rally on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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