Nashville faith leaders to host prayer vigil for peace and unity June 2

A dozen faith leaders in Nashville will hold a prayer vigil on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse June 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
A dozen faith leaders in Nashville will hold a prayer vigil on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse June 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A dozen faith leaders in Nashville will hold a prayer vigil on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse June 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A dozen faith leaders in Nashville will hold a prayer vigil on the front lawn of the Metro Courthouse June 2.

Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Brenda Haywood will lead the vigil, which calls for peace and unity following protests in downtown Nashville on May 30. Nashville Mayor John Cooper will attend the vigil scheduled during the invocation period of the Metro Nashville Council meeting.


The vigil is closed to the public and will be attended by fewer than 25 people, according to a release from the Mayor's Office. Residents can watch the vigil at 6 p.m. on Cooper's Facebook page and the Metro Nashville Network.

Metro Nashville officials announced May 31 that at least 30 businesses and buildings downtown were damaged during the protests on May 30, including the courthouse and several businesses on Broadway. During a June 1 press briefing, Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson estimated about 90% of people downtown protesting the death of George Floyd were doing so peacefully.


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