Hundreds Gather at Lift Bridge in Peaceful Protest

By KBJR News 1

March 3, 2012 Updated Mar 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Hundreds attended the opposing rally held outside of Grandmas Saloon.

The gathering was meant to be a deterrent to keep people away from the White Unity Rally at city hall.

The event was held to bring the community together, and to show that Duluth is a city where diversity is welcomed.

Bagels and coffee, musical acts and friendly conversation were all on hand at the event.

"We decided to throw an event of our own away from that. We decided it wasn't a good idea to engage them in conversation; so instead were having our own Duluth party celebrating the diversity of our community, and out commitment to making diversity more acceptable," said Rachel Kilgour, who attended the event.

The bridge event wrapped up with a group picture with the aerial lift bridge as the background solidifying the Be a Bridge saying taken on by the group.