Lights for Liberty vigil in London


Please join members of Democrats Abroad UK as we meet to take part in the Lights for Liberty vigil on Friday, July 12th at the King George V statue, next to Westminster Abbey, across from the House of Commons, at 8:30pm (address: Old Palace Yard, Westminster, SW1A 2 BE).

This vigil is being held as a protest against the Trump Administration's continued use of inhumane detention facilities on the US-Mexico border, whereby children and their families are being cruelly separated. In order to make the biggest impact possible, we will engage in a live call storm to our representatives in Washington before the vigil. Join us for the call storm, the vigil or both.

It is critical to ensure that our voices are heard on this important issue. DAUK members will meet at 8:00 pm, ahead of the vigil, for a Call Storm Meeting to engage with our representatives in Washington. Meeting point is by the Burghers of Calais sculpture in Victoria Tower Gardens, Abingdon Street, London SW1P 3SJ (near bus stop J)

We will hear from the organizers of Lights for Liberty at 8:30pm. The vigil itself is scheduled for 9pm. Please feel free to bring signs!

*Be aware that – while there may be other groups at the vigil who are interested in campaigning on refugee and migrants rights issues elsewhere in the world – as representatives of Democrats Abroad UK we must take care to focus our protest messaging on US policy only. Democrats Abroad as an organization explicitly avoids involvement in the affairs of other countries.

Can’t join in person? You can still take part in the Democrats Abroad virtual vigil by posting on social media. Check out the website for more information:

If you wish, you can let your friends know you’ll be attending. Sign up on the Facebook event page:

#LightsforLiberty #ClosetheCamps #DAResists

You can also learn more about this event from the organizers themselves. Visit

July 12, 2019 at 8pm - 9:30pm
Old Palace Yard
London, England SW1A 2 BE
United Kingdom
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Inge Kjemtrup