Burlington County Holding a Virtual Candlelight Vigil Tonight
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office and several local branches of the NAACP are asking residents of Burlington County to take part in a virtual candlelight vigil tonight at 8:19pm in honor of George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death has sparked protests throughout the nation.
In the statement, organizers of the vigil ask "members of the public, local police departments, houses of worship and community organizations to post on their Facebook page a simple photo of a lit candle and engage in eight minutes and 46 seconds of reflection over the LIFE of George Floyd and the tragic events that have unfolded in the aftermath of his death,"
The statement goes on to say, "As a community, let us take a moment to band together instead of pulling apart, and think about how we all can treat each other with more respect, dignity and humanity."
Organizers also suggest participants use one of the following hashtags in their "candle" post: #RIPGeorgeFloyd; #peaceinourstreets; #equaljusticeforall; #humanityinpolicing; #respectgoodpolice; #BurlcoVigil.
For more information regarding the vigil, click here.