More than 75 people gathered outside the Boone County Jail on Friday to protest human detention camps. There was a tribute of silence at the end of the vigil as names of migrants who have died were read aloud and participants lit their candles.
A group called “Lights for Liberty” held candlelight vigils in more than 700 cities across the world. Columbia reverend Molly Housh-Gordon said that she is trying to help extinguish the fight.
“The white supremacy that threatens their bodies, threatens my soul,” Housh-Gordon said. A leader of the group Faith Voices of Columbia said the United States is still dealing with the same issue as it was fifty years ago.