Photos: Candlelight vigil for Charlottesville held in Danville

Published 10:14 pm Sunday, August 13, 2017

In the wake of now-fatal clashes in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, as white nationalists protest and other groups hold counter-protests, about 75 people from the Danville community gathered at the labyrinth by the Danville Presbyterian Church for a prayer vigil Sunday night.

The group held multiple prayers  starting at 8 p.m., asking for peace and safety for those in Charlottesville, including police officers; and expressing a desire for unity, an end to hate and racism.

Candles were lit and many participants walked the labyrinth’s winding path to the center, where they sang a hymn.

Attendees encircle the labyrinth, with a single lit candle in the center.

Attendees listen to a prayer as they hold candles and signs.

The vigil was held next the Presbyterian Church in Danville, on the edge of the Centre College campus.

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10-year-old Abel Goodwin listens as he holds a lit candle.

Eileen McHuth holds a sign reading “we are an uprising of love” as others walk the labyrinth’s path.

Participants sing around the central candle.