FLORENCE — Equality Shoals is hosting a candlelight vigil Friday, July 12, as a memorial to the children whose lives were cut short in detention camps at the U.S. border with Mexico and for those being kept in inhumane conditions, organizers said.

"Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps" will be 8-9 p.m. in Wilson Park.

According to an announcement on the Equality Shoals Facebook page, "this is part of a nationwide effort to call attention to and end the miserable conditions inside immigration detention camps."

Equality Shoals will will be collecting donations for RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal services for immigrants and refugees. You can also donate at raicestexas.org/donate.

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Thomas Barnes

I wonder if anyone from Equality Shoals has actually made a trip to our southern border to see if what some are saying is true. I guess most folks haven't realized that whoever is responsible for mobs coming up from the south was very smart in their choice of weapons for this invasion. These children are just that, weapons being used to destroy this country's sovereignty with the aid of an unwilling Congress to do what is necessary to end this. I also, feel sorrow for these children. But, we cannot let our empathy for their affliction blind us.

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