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Candlelight Vigil Honors Lives Lost to Racism, Police Brutality

BLM Candlelight Vigil
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Published: Jul. 11, 2020 at 10:49 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -

Members of the community were at the Carver Museum Saturday night for a candlelight vigil.

The vigil was organized to honor those who have lost their lives due to racism and police brutality. The ceremony included speeches, a prayer, a candle lighting, and a moment of silence.

Organizer Elle Burns is a Troy University student. She says the event gave the community an opportunity to slow down from the peaceful protests and remember the many lives lost.

“I’m doing this for people like Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain and George Floyd who aren’t here to fight for themselves anymore. And I’m doing this for my brothers, my cousins, for my people that I love and people who I don’t know who can’t fight for themselves or don’t know that they need to,” Burns said.

Burns hopes to plan similar events in the future. She also challenged Wiregrass community and faith leaders to do more to help end racial injustice.

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