Jul 10, 2016 6:20 PM
200 attend Portsmouth vigil Saturday; 2nd vigil Sunday
PORTSMOUTH (AP) — About 200 people held a vigil in Portsmouth Saturday and Occupy NHSeacoast is planning a second vigil Sunday because of confusion over weather.
Saturday's vigil was billed as a rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after police fatally shot men in Minnesota and Louisiana last week, but organizers say they changed it to a vigil after the deadly attack on Dallas police on Thursday.
Although they had set a rain date for Sunday, people showed up Saturday night in Market Square in Portsmouth despite the downpour.
Sunday's vigil is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Market Square.
Organizers stressed they do not condone violence against anyone, and say Sunday's demonstration will be a silent candlelight vigil to mourn all lives lost to violence, "including the Dallas police officers."