Roanoke city leaders plan vigil in light of violence in Charlottesville

Mayor leading vigil in Roanoke City Sunday

By Jessica Jewell - Weekend Anchor / Reporter , Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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ROANOKE, Va. - 9:55 a.m. UPDATE: The location for peace and solidarity vigil has changed. The city of Roanoke sent out a release Sunday morning that the location has been moved to the parking lot of First Baptist Church- Gainsboro.

Mayor Sherman Lea and members of Roanoke City Council, as well as leaders of the local faith community will lead the crowd in prayer to remember those who were injured and killed at the rally in Charlottesville Saturday.

According to the release, it will also be an opportunity to affirm Roanoke’s commitment to be an inclusive community and to stand united together.

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Roanoke city leaders are inviting citizens to join them for a vigil Sunday, after chaos erupted in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Mayor Sherman Lea and City Council members will join leaders of the faith community at a peace and solidarity vigil on Sunday at 6 p.m. It will take place on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge at the statue.

According to the city government's Facebook page, the vigil will be a "time to remember and pray for those who were injured and killed at the rally in Charlottesville....and for healing in that community. It will also be an opportunity to affirm Roanoke's commitment to be an inclusive community and to stand united together."

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