Tonight at 8 pm, people all over Detroit will be standing outside their homes in silence for 9 minutes to honor George Floyd and victims of violence and police brutality.
If you are so moved, candles or flashlights or other light sources are suggested (although of course it will still be light).
Spearheaded by Council Member Castañeda López, she had this to say:
“The idea to light the city and host a citywide vigil came to me in recognition of the deep pain and brokenness we are all feeling, especially our black community, in light of George Floyd’s murder,” Castañeda López said. “Too many black and brown lives have been lost to violence and police brutality, perpetuating the trauma these communities have experienced for generations."
“Though symbolic in nature, we must honor their lives and create a space, through vigil, for us to collectively grieve as a city," said Castañeda López. "I am grateful to have the support of my colleagues, the Mayor, and DDP in lighting the city purple and making space for a citywide vigil to remember and mourn.”
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