Lights for Liberty protests will take place across the country July 12 to protest the conditions at the southern border.
One of those gatherings is happening in Blacksburg.
“When something like this happens, you can either be paralyzed in fear or you can take action,” said Lauren Colliver, the organizer of Blacksburg’s event.
More than 700 events are happening nationwide with more than 21 events happening in Virginia alone.
“It cannot go unnoticed,” said Colliver.
“We cannot stay silent. Silence is complicity. We have to stand up and be loud and take action and say we will not stand for this.”
We’re told leaders like Delegate Hurst and members of the Roanoke Refugee Partnership plan to speak. The gathering starts at 7 p.m. on College Avenue.