Candles line the steps of the Nebraska Union
Vigil participants place their candles on the Nebraska Union steps during a moment of silence on August 30. Photo by Ramey Vachal/NNS.

A second week of protests against sexual assault on UNL’s campus began on Aug. 30 with a candlelight vigil at the Broyhill Fountain outside of the Nebraska Union. Attendees listened to testimony from survivors, lit candles and participated in a silent march through campus.

This vigil comes after a week of protests sparked by a reported sexual assault that took place on Aug. 23 at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, known as FIJI. 

UNL Students Shemar Toussaint and Felicia Bailey said they attended the vigil to support survivors and the cause. Stand In For Nebraska Board Member Nature Villegas said she’s not satisfied with UNL’s actions so far. 

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