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Lights for Liberty Eureka 

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Mark Larson
Vigil attendees gathered along Fifth Street in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse to share their protest signs with passing vehicles.
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Terry Supahan, executive director of True North Organizing Network, offered a personal Native American perspective on the conditions faced by refugees at the Mexican border.
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Early arrivals gathered along Fifth Street in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse and waved signs to passing vehicles.
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Ashley Bissonette, of Eureka, and others arrived early to create protest signs from materials provided by the organizers.
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The short formal part of the vigil featured presenations by community activists and local religious leaders.
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Participants in the candle-lighting ceremony had to protect their flames from gusts of wind blowing along Fifth Street.
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As the formal presentions at the vigil ended, organizers invited attendeeds to light candles as a symbolic gesture of sharing.
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A spontaneous song fest closed the event, beginning with the song, "This Little Light of Mine," and an updated lyric, "All across the borders, I'm going to let it shine."
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These young children from Eureka at the vigil, accompanied by an adult (Not pictured), created their own signs to hold up along Fifth Street, which happened to fit in well next to the "Because they're children" sign.
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Sophie Jenkins, of Blue Lake, researched on line ahead of the event to find her favorite protest statement and then made her own sign to bring to the event.
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Vigil attendees gathered along Fifth Street in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse to share their protest signs with passing vehicles.

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