Freeport residents gather in Debate Square for a candlelight vigil in the name of peace.
People started congregating in the famous square before sunset Sunday night. Organizers say they wanted to honor the victims of the violence in Charlottesville last weekend, calling the events that took place “horrifying”.
“We talked about it…and said we really need to do something in the community,” explained organizer Edward Klein. “Where we can get together and start to make some kind of sense out of it, and possibly heal some of our raw feelings.”
The gathering was also a way to peacefully protest white supremacy and neo-nazism.