“Silent vigils are really important when something major has happened in a country, when there’s been a huge crisis of sorts,” Miller said, citing Chenoweth’s work. “This is our opportunity to go from our brain and come down into our hearts.”
The crowd left the Capitol steps to quietly march around the block. There were so many people that the crowd was still beginning the route when the procession leaders made it back to the steps. They circled the building several times before disbanding.
Organizer Helen Shreves said they’ll do this every Wednesday until they see that “their democracy” is not “going away,” regardless of how many people continue to turn out.
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