All are welcome rally brings people together in Ashland

Many embraced and all showed love at the rally, in Ashland, Oregon, on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani).

ASHLAND, Ore.-- Hundreds stood in solidarity against hate in Ashland.

Those who attended the "All Are Welcome" rally canvassed the downtown area, going from business to business asking owners to put signs on their windows--showing they also stand against hate.

"I think also as businesses they have a lot of visibility, and if they are able to really support these communities, then they can also be a space where people can come in, feel safe and not threatened," Nichte Verdugo with Unite Oregon said.

The organization--formerly known as Oregon Action--said over the last several months, there have been more than 120 reports of racism in the Rogue Valley. Someone has been posting anti-Muslim propaganda posters, a truck with a Nazi symbol was spotted in Ashland, and most recently, the President's travel ban from predominantly Muslim countries.

Unite Oregon said no matter what happens in the nation, in our communities, all are welcome.

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