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Forsyth County residents hold peaceful vigil for country's unrest, in photos
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Local residents gather for a prayer vigil on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Central Park. Organizers held the event in response to recent police killings and demonstrations in dozens of cities across the U.S. calling for racial equality and justice following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis. - photo by Ben Hendren

Local residents gathered Tuesday, June 2 to offer prayers in response to the recent killings of black Americans by police and the visceral demonstrations around the country that have followed in the days since.

Organized by Forsyth County residents Felicia Fink and Angela Bramblett, invited participants to write a prayer of their choice on a piece of paper and placed it within a circle of flowers where they were prayed over.