A vigil will be held at Murwillumbah tonight.
A vigil will be held at Murwillumbah tonight. Contributed

Murwillumbah to Light the Dark for Aylan Kurdi

As part of a nation wide candle-lit vigil for Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, Light the Dark will be held tonight at Budd Park Murwillumbah from 6 - 7pm.

The three-year-old boy who drowned when his family tried to flee to western Europe on a small boat has become the global face of the conflict in Syria.

On social media the following post is being shared to promote the community event, initiated by Get Up:

"The world is facing a global refugee crisis on a scale we've not seen since WWII, but Australia - our lucky country of a fair go for all - is not doing enough. We can do better to help these people.

"We need to do better.

"That's why on Monday night, we will light a candle to remember - the 3 year old boy who presently represents this tragedy. We will stand together in solidarity with people across the world who are forced to ask for protection from countries like ours. We'll shine a light in the darkness, in protest of our country's abandonment of the world's most desperate people, who seek only safety and protection.

"We will send a message to the world that our government's inaction does not represent us, and that Australia says welcome."



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