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Amnesty International is set to launch a Byron Bay group next week, doing what Byronians do best: rallying in a good cause.

Amnesty First Light Byron Bay will hold a candlelight vigil next Friday, 11 October, to mark the World Day Against The Death Penalty.

The group formed just days ago from among local supporters of Amnesty International.

Co-convenor of the group, Cate Coorey, says it is timely that the day falls so close to the new group’s founding.

‘The abolition of the death penalty has long been a keynote campaign of Amnesty International,’ she said. ‘It is an issue that many people feel very strongly about.

‘We hope that by holding this vigil we will motivate local people to get involved and that the new group will be a channel for people to act to abolish the death penalty and also act to prevent other other human rights abuses,’ Ms Coorey says.

The symbol for Amnesty International is a candle, a light in the dark – just like the Byron lighthouse.

The group has been named ‘First Light’ because Byron is where the light first hits the Australian mainland every day and where there is always a light in the dark.

The event will take place in Apex Park, Byron Bay beachfront (opposite the Beach Hotel) between 6.30 and 7.30pm on Friday October 11.

For more information contact [email protected]

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