Daytona Beach, FL – A candlelight vigil is being held in Daytona to address some citizens’ concerns about gun violence and the NRA.
Organized by residents, Indivisible Volusia, Indivisible Flagler, Indivisible Deland, Indivisible Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach Action, the vigil will take place on Friday, July 14, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the corner of International Speedway Blvd. and Beach Street.
Attendees can expect a solemn and respectful night where protest signs will be carried and the names of the victims of the Pulse shooting and Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, as well as civilians killed by law enforcement and law enforcement killed in the line of duty, will be read.
This local demonstration will be in support of the Women’s March occurring in Washington, D.C., on Friday where protesters are set to march 17 miles from the NRA Headquarters to the U.S. Department of Justice. Organizers of the event say that the point of the march is to demand that the DOJ indict the police officer who killed Philandro Castille and that the NRA end and apologize for their recent videos.
Organizers say the videos could be interpreted as a call to arms against protesters such as Black Lives Matter and the Women’s March.
Locally, protesters say they want Congressman Ron Desantis to denounce the NRA’s videos, especially due to how close it hits to home for him. Desantis was present at the Congressional baseball practice where Congressman Steve Scalise was shot. They are calling on all levels of government to address their concerns as well.
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