SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Ending violence and hate was the message of a group of people who gathered in Saratoga Springs Wednesday night.

They sang songs and prayed at the vigil outside the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center.

Organizers say that after the violence in Charlottesville, they want to promote a sense of togetherness in the community.

Participants say people need to be nicer to one another and to take a stand against the people who promote hatred.

"To denounce hate, to denounce racism, to denounce white supremacy and we need to be brace enough to say the words white supremacy because that's what's happening and what we're seeing and we need to stand against that and change the script," said Rev. Joseph Cleveland, minister at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saratoga Springs.

The Saratoga Springs Human rights task force will hold a walk later this month in response to the events in Charlottesville.