Group gathers in Austin to hold vigil for Charlottesville, Va.

Even though the tragedy happened 1200 miles away, it's deeply affecting people here in Austin.

A group gathered at Wooldridge Square Park in Austin Saturday evening and held a vigil for those killed and injured at a rally in Charlottesville, Va. 

One person was killed Saturday at the Charlottesville rally when a car plowed into a group of people. A 20-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder for the attack. Hours later, two Virginia State Police officers were killed when a helicopter crashed outside of Charlottesville. 

The Austin group gathered around 7 p.m. for what they called "a vigil against racism and hate." The vigil began with a moment of silence and then people started to talk. Some shared a prayer and other discussed how they were impacted by the event in Charlottesville Saturday. 

"I felt like I needed to bring our community together tonight," organizer Candace Aylor said. "It's not just me, it's my friends and we're all saying we need to put something together."

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