'Be the Light' Vigil Draws Crowd in Keene After Charlottesville Unrest

Aug 28, 2017

Rev. Elsa Worth of St. James Church in Keene, NH addresses the crowd Sunday night.
Credit Courtesy of Bo Worth

Hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in Keene Sunday night in response to events in Charlottesville earlier this month.  

Hundreds fanned out through downtown Keene, singing "This Little Light of Mine"
Credit Courtesy of Bo Worth

The vigil, organized by local faith leaders, aimed to put politics aside, to bring people together with a message of love.

Following remarks from Mayor Kendall Lane and Rev. Elsa Worth of St. James Church, the crowd lined the streets of downtown, joining together in song. 

The city is home to white nationalist Christopher Cantwell. He was featured in a documentary about the clashes in Charlottesville that went viral online, and has since risen to national prominence.

Cantwell is being held on three felony charges in Virginia.