Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville

 

​Democratic Women of Comal County hosted a vigil for the three victims of the Charlottesville protests (8/13/2017): Heather Heyer, a civil rights protester and H. Jay Cullen & Berke Bates, state troopers.  The vigil was held at the Comal County Democratic Party Headquarters office in New Braunfels.

"They tried to kill my child by shutting her up, but guess what, they magnified her!"

--Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer

 

The vigil opened with a moment of silence followed by a reading of the quote above.  Participants talked about strength, shared reflections about our country's current events, empathized with the victims' families.  The group discussed what the anti-fascist protestors experienced and how we must make our voices heard.

The vigil ended when candles were raised and then blown out, to "blow away hate"....

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