Story & photos Eve Jeffery
To the chant of ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, around 60 people gathered at the Peace Pole on Byron Bay’s Main Beach to add their voices to others worldwide pleading for for the return of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from a Nigerian secondary school almost a month ago.
Those gathered spanned the realms of race, colour, creed and gender. Wearing head covers to represent the girls and the colour red, they joined hands to meditate and pray for the safe return of the students from the Government Secondary School in Chibok.
Led by V-Day Byron Bay’s Chrystal Dawn, names of more than 150 of the girls were read out in a show support as messages were tagged onto a large dream catcher.
‘Thank you for having the strength and courage to be here and stand up for what you believe in,’ Chrystal told the crowd.
‘Every act, no matter how small, causes a reaction, has meaning and is important’.