By Carol Tannenhauser
Thursday, January 6th, is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Insurrection, when armed demonstrators breached the halls of Congress in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In remembrance and as a “call to action,” the UWS MoveOn/Indivisible Action Group is holding a “Vigil for Democracy,” at Verdi Square (73rd/Broadway) on Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, according to a press release.
Several neighborhood faith leaders will be speaking. There will be singing and sharing of feelings and thoughts, ending with a call to action. “We will be socially distanced and with proper masks to keep us all safe – please respect this,” the release said.
The vigil is one of hundreds being planned across the city and country — both by left and right-wing groups. “Rival vigils are being planned on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, both by a right-wing group that insists those charged in the insurrection are political prisoners and liberal organizations marking the date by urging Congress and President Biden to pass federal legislation to protect voting rights,” The Washington Post reported.
Vigil for Democracy – January 6 – 4:30-5:30 pm – Verdi Square (73/Bway) – Masks & Social Distancing