Protesters continue trek from Virginia to DC in March to Confront White Supremacy rally
CENTREVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - Protesters are continuing a 10-day march on Monday for the March to Confront White Supremacy, a 100-mile journey from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington, D.C.
Activists are traveling 13 miles from Gainesville, Virginia to Centreville, Virginia on Monday.
Charlottesville2DC protesters greeted other marchers in Gainesville as the groups prepare to head to the nation's capital.
Marchers with Charlottesville2DC tell ABC7 News they are protesting white supremacy and President Donald Trump's imminent decision to potentially end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that granted hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children protection from deportation, and the ability to work legally in the United States.
Permits under the DACA program were given to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers." According to The Associated Press, several attorney generals from other states were pressuring Trump to make a decision on the program by Sept. 5.
Virginia State Police units are guiding the marchers Monday from Gainesville to Centreville as the groups are expected to arrive in D.C. this Wednesday.