Omaha Gets Ready for Vigil Against Violence
After learning the news about Sunday's reported hate crime in Lincoln, support rippled through communities across Nebraska. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Shanna Selph and her friends, are getting ready for tonight's vigil.
"I never in a million years, especially in this short period of time, thought this many people would stand up and say ok this isn't alright and we're gonna let you know about it."
After learning the news about Sunday's reported hate crime in Lincoln, support rippled through communities across Nebraska.
"And it hit pretty close to home this time, we know this girl, we see this girl and it's hard."
A woman says 3 masked men attacked her in her home. They tied her up and carved homophobic slurs into her arm, they tried setting her house on fire.
A hate crime sickening many who heard.
"Everybody just wanted to support her you know."
But now, it sparks a new movement of support.
"And really what I hope to see tonight is an outpouring of love, of people who are there together to stand for peace, to stand for love of one another."
At previous vigils in Lincoln this week, hundreds of people responded to the hate, with love.
And later, thousands in Omaha will hold up their posters, banners and light their candles
An entire community, standing together, at a vigil against violence.