HAMPTON, Va. - The local branch of the NAACP will hold a Community Prayer Vigil Monday at 7 p.m. in light of recent tragedies.
Community members and leaders will gather to pray for the city and for the nation.
The event will be at Bethel A.M.E Church at 94 Lincoln Street.
Hampton NAACP Branch president, Gaylene Kanoyton, said, “So many people from across our community have called, asking for an outlet to express their emotions. While we need to hold law enforcement accountable as well as ourselves, it is imperative that we come together as a community to reinforce our commitment to each other.”
The vigil aims to highlight the importance of law enforcement and also the need for all citizens to increase collaboration in order to prevent incidents like the those that happened in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or Dallas from happening locally.