In the wake of two back-to-back officer-involved shootings around the country, not to mention an attack last night that killed several police officers in Dallas, Orange County anti-police brutality activists are holding a "healing vigil" tonight at 7 p.m. Titled "Why are You Killing US? Stop Police Brutality" the notice has been spreading on social media.
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The group planning the protest is L.E.A.N., which stands for Law Enforcement Accountability Network. "Join our healing vigil for a call to action to end the fear-based killings of black and brown people by law enforcement," the group's notice states, inviting attendees to bring candles as well as photographs of victims of officer-involved shootings. On its Facebook page, L.E.A.N. states that it will have unarmed "peacekeepers" present at the vigil to ensure that the protest remains non-violent.
"This is a peaceful non-violent event," L.E.A.N.'s Facebook post states. "Our goal is to transform a system, not use the same weapons it uses against us to continue the violence."
For more information, you can contact the vigil's organizers at (714) 473-4152 or (714) 299-8121.