PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People around Pennsylvania have gathered for rallies, marches and vigils to condemn racism following the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a show of solidarity, a group gathered Sunday in downtown Pittsburgh for a vigil. Some held signs urging action against hatred and racism.

Hundreds of people gathered for a rally outside of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media with the goal of spreading love.

Local leaders across the state also have spoken out.

In Philadelphia, Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney decried the weekend violence in Virginia and said that "we have to actively work to create the American future we want," a future that is "diverse and inclusive."

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput (SHAP'-yoo) called racism "a poison of the soul."