An organization called Lights for Liberty is holding vigils across the country Friday evening to protest the treatment of refugees and asylum-seekers at the US border.

There will be five separate vigils across the Triangle alone, all beginning at 7 pm – at Town Commons in Carrboro, the Chatham County Courthouse in Pittsboro, the historic Orange County Courthouse in Hillsborough, CCB Plaza in downtown Durham, and Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh. El Centro Hispano president Pilar Rocha-Goldberg will be among the speakers in Carrboro.

Across the state, there will be 23 Lights for Liberty vigils; there will be hundreds across the nation, plus other vigils in more than a dozen countries. Organizers say the largest events will be in El Paso, Texas, Homestead, Florida, New York City, and Washington, DC.