Community members hold vigil to spread love, not hate

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – A vigil was held in Greenville to discuss recent violence around the country.

Hundreds gathered at the Pitt County Courthouse Sunday evening to remember those who died tragically this week and focused on how to move forward.

Many said the idea surrounding the event was “we must never give in to violence”.

“Put aside our differences, no matter what our beliefs and backgrounds are,” said one resident to the crowd. “We need to come together as a community. We want [a] strong, safe and a united community, and thank you all for coming here today to build that community.”

Many said they came because community members are faced with the same question as all the generations before this time. They hope to find a solution, and spread love, not hate.

“If we can work on this problem, and you’re going to help make it happen,” said one Greenville resident. “If we all do that and convince our neighbors to do that, we might be able to save lives.”

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