University hosts 24hr vigil #LoveInternation24

By Simon Sansome

Students, staff and public performances from different communities across Leicester have come to together for a 24-hour vigil outside Hawthorn House.

The event was organised by DMU Square Mile to show solidarity and support for international relations, following the Brexit vote and US President Donald Trump’s election.

Flags from the seven countries whose citizens have been banned from entering the US by an executive order by the President, were on display blowing in the wind.

Debbie Tinsley from the DMU Square Mile team was at the vigil for 19 hours making sure everything ran smoothly.

She said: “It has been an amazing experience. People from all different walks of life are coming to join oor vigil, we have had poets, singers, dancers and speakers.”

The vigil is on until 12 noon today (Thursday, February 9). There are also free hot drinks and breakfast if you get there early enough.

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