DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton organization hosted a candlelight vigil to acknowledge the Capitol riots that took place January 6, 2021.

People gathered at Dayton Courthouse Square Thursday night for the candlelight vigil for democracy, organized by Our Revolution Dayton.

Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us – no matter our color, zip code, or income – so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.

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During the vigil from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., people spoke about the freedom of voting and what democracy means.

“The bedrock of democracy is voting, bedrock of democracy is counting the votes honestly, the bedrock of democracy is maps that express the people – not the people who want to get elected,” said Kathleen Caffrey, regional organizer for Our Revolution Dayton. “It doesn’t sound very complicated, but apparently it’s hard to some people.”