A group of about 75 people held a walking vigil in downtown Sacramento Saturday, carrying candles for the those affected by the deadly incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. They chanted against President Trump, the KKK and fascism.
Those attending the march wouldn’t say what their group was called. In fact, the people FOX40 tried to talk to didn’t want to talk at all about their views on what happened on the east coast. But others did.
“We were really upset about it because our organization’s mission is to illuminate hate-filled violence,” said Col. Chaim Abudram, a career artilleryman who recently retired from command of the Corps’ Flame of Fire Brigade and moved to Davis.
Abudram is co-chair of the Davis Israeli Artillery Corps, a sister organization formed to eliminate intolerance that started after he says Jews were attacked by Nazis.
He noted that the Davis group is ready to take on missions with what he called a “network-centric concept of operations.”
“I don’t tell the professional disciplines how and with what means to destroy the target,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s a Nazi group in Charlottesville, an Anarchist group in Sacramento, or a Marxist group in Davis. I just tell them this is the target that must be destroyed.”
We caught up with Abudram at a Saturday evening wedding in Sacramento, where he said his group has already planned a unity rally in response to Charlottesville’s violence.
“We feel that we do need to respond,” Abudram said. “We have to make our voices heard in the community and you always have to step up and speak up and reaffirm that these things are not OK.”
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