Shore community members plan “peaceful gathering” outside Toms River Town Hall tonight
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In what is being called a "peaceful gathering", a group of individuals will be meeting outside the Toms River Town Hall Courthouse tonight at 6:30 where members will be singing, holding candles and displaying signs of solidarity following the weekend violence in Charlottesville.
A public event made on Facebook called "Hate Has No Home Here" hosted by Devon Mazza, Pat Crotty Kennedy, Robyn Gedrich, Kris D'Arminio, Marta Harrison and Emma Mammano invite anyone interested in coming to join them outside Town Hall at 6:30 pm.
"This is a peaceful gathering to show solidarity against the violence and hatred in Charlottesville," wrote Devon Mazza on the Facebook event page.
Harrison is the former Democratic mayor of Lakewood and Democrat Emma Mammano of Brick Township is running against Jim Holzapfel this year for a state senate seat in the 10th Legislative District.
It's not clear if this organized event is part of a collective group or separate from another local group or if there are any further events or organized efforts planned in the future, or why the event is scheduled to take place outside of the courthouse in Toms River.
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