Knoxville (WVLT) -- Channon Christian's father, Gary, responded to the rally that took place in Downtown Knoxville today.
"I think it was a hate crime. I think any kind of crime like that is a hate crime. Was it racial, no, I don't think so," Christian said.
He said he doesn't like anyone using his daughter's pictures for their own agenda.
Christian also said that he did not like the ralliers visiting Channon's grave site and says he will stop them if they try it again.