SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Local organizers are holding vigils on Friday to bring awareness to conditions at U.S. detention centers.
It’s part of a national event, Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps. The national coalition partners with sponsors and communities across the country and calls for people to come together on one night to support ending all human detention camps at the southern US border.
In Savannah, Pásala Savannah, S.U.Y.A. and Aloha Counseling Savannah will be holding a vigil starting at 7 p.m. at the Forsyth Park Fountain. Participants are asked to bring an electric candle only.
Over in the Lowcountry, The League of Women Voters Beaufort is hosting a vigil at the site of Old Lady’s Island Theatre, now the entrance to Beaufort High School (100 Sea Island Pkwy) at 8 p.m. From there, the group will march to the foot of the Woods Memorial Bridge.
Participants are asked to bring signs, phone lights or battery candles to show support. No open flames are allowed.
Those wishing to participate in Statesboro’s vigil at Bulloch County Courthouse on North Main Street.