Candlelight vigil in Lancaster to call for peace


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Across the country, there are fears that the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is the start of a war with Iran. People will gather in Lancaster on Wednesday for a candlelight vigil calling for peace.

Organizers say they are expecting hundreds of people to come out to the vigil, opposing a war with Iran.

The No War with Iran Candlelight Vigil is organized by Lancaster Stands Up and Peace Action Network. They fear the killing of Soleimani is putting the U.S. on a path toward war with Iran.

Many lawmakers including Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators have said the world is safer now that Soleimani is dead, but organizers are pushing for a resolution of the conflict with peace justice and cooperation and not violence.

The candlelight vigil is at Penn Square in Lancaster from 6-7 p.m.

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