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Showing up to show their solidarity

Edmonds church holds vigil after guilty verdicts in George Floyd trial


Last updated 5/6/2021 at 7:04am

Brian Soergel

Participants left their thoughts about their commitment to social justice.

On April 21, the day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, dozens of people showed up at Edmonds United Methodist Church for a "Vigil of Lament and Solidarity."

Chauvin's sentencing is scheduled June 16.

Participants were encouraged to write their thoughts about "With longing I hope to forgive ... ." and "I commit to ... ."

"We have been, as a country and a community, attending to a lot of lament and grief, and having a deep desire to be in solidarity with Black and Brown communities and Indigenous communities," said Pastor Ann Ja...

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