Candlelight vigil held at UNL for sexual assault victims
On Monday night, people took a moment to remember the victims of sexual assault and offer them a moment of solidarity.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)–It’s been a difficult week for students and the community at the University of Nebraska Lincoln as multiple allegations of sexual assault have been reported.
Thousands of students showed up for four nights of protest on the university’s greek row with the hope of putting a stop to sexual assault and to hold people accountable.
“It was the student body that organized. It was the UNL student body that protested. It was the UNL student body that truly uplifted survivors on our campus and their needs, it was UNL,” a student said at the candlelight vigil.
On Monday night, rather than a protest, people took a moment to remember the victims of sexual assault and offer them a moment of solidarity.
“It was more than just about me. This is more than you as an individual. This is about us, the people and the future people of not just our country but our world,” another student said.
The candlelight vigil was held right on the university’s campus with multiple people stepping up to say a few words for those who have had to deal with assault or rape.
They said the actions students are taking in these moments are an important step in bringing awareness and putting a stop to sexual assault.