POLITICS

Black Lives Matter Vigil Tonight

By Kristen Arute, Updated: June 2, 2020

Photo by Kristen Arute

The Hingham Unity Council will be holding a Black Lives Matter vigil at St. John's Episcopal Church this evening.  The group, which includes Alexis Griffin MacElhiney and Chrissy Maher Roberts who are spearheading the effort to distribute Black Lives Matter signs, has titled their event "Standing in Support of Black Lives."  Katie Leavitt Sutton​ is also on the Unity Council and was instrumental in getting the vigil put together.  Attendees are required to wear masks and maintain the appropriate 6-foot social distancing.  Paper posters and candles are welcome.

 

"An 8 minute 46 second silence will be observed starting at 6:51 p.m. in memory of George Floyd and black lives lost to systemic injustice," said the Hingham Unity invitation. "This event is being held in solidarity with a concurrent Black Lives Matter & Violence in Boston, Inc. rally in Boston."

Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson issued a statement saying, "The Hingham Police Department’s mission is to protect the safety of our community.  We remain committed to doing so without prejudice or the use of unnecessary force."


The Hingham Current will be covering the vigil live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HinghamCurrent.

 

Questions can be directed to info@hinghamunity.org.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd

TIME: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: St. John's Episcopal Church, 172 Main Street

Kristen Arute can be reached at kristen@hinghamcurrent.com.