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Lights in the darkness

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt A group of peace demonstrators gathered near the intersection of Center and Broadway for a peace rally. Participants said the group hoped to be a light in the darkness during times of unrest and uncertainty.

NEW ULM — A group of local citizens expressed their dedication to spreading peace at Center and Broadway Thursday.

Facing the chilly October air, the group stood with candlelight at each corner of the intersection to promote peace.

Those attending the event hope to inspire peace in these trying times.

“This is a moment for thinking about bridging our differences,” participant Judi Nelson said.

“In times of strife, it is good to think about peace,” Eileen Campell said.

The event was sponsored by New Ulm Forward, Equity for New Ulm and the Human Rights Commission. The event was a chance to put aside differences and stand together for peace.

Sue Kimmel was one of the organizers. She said with the current unrest in the world and the current unrest with COVID, a peace rally felt appropriate. The rally was held on the 51 anniversary of the first moratorium to end the war in Vietnam in 1969.

“We wanted it right before the election because we truly want this to be a peaceful community,” Kimmel said. “We’re choosing peace and really hope for peace after the election.”

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