Vigil For Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Takes Place On Upper West Side


UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — A vigil for democracy took place Thursday evening on the Upper West Side at Verdi Square in “somber remembrance of the tragic day of Jan. 6, 2021.”

The vigil was hosted by UWSMoveOn/Indivisible Action Group, which describes itself as a “congenial group” formed “after Trump’s election who are committed to taking actions to resist Trump and the Republican agenda.”

The “We the People: Jan. 6th Day of Remembrance and Action” vigil happened from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. within Verdi Square outside the West 72nd Street train station.

A description for the vigil says that several neighborhood faith leaders spoke at the event. The group also unveiled a new song called “Battle Hymn for Democracy.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler made an appearance and spoke at the UWS vigil.

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