Violin vigils held for Elijah McClain

ABC News' Linsey Davis reports on how musicians are honoring Elijah McClain with violin vigils held in cities across the U.S.
2:45 | 07/16/20

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The movements. Within the movement. Demands for justice are playing out differently than across the country. Music is such a powerful force it to your home. Concluding that they can. I have to take its. Did you support movements instead of marching master musicians of this park in Chicago. Protesting through song C zero. He's he's needed to advance those content. To create a more people and harmonious in the world that's life girlfriend who do. Leaning in as they play lean on me honorable Elijah McLean stitch 43 year old who enjoyed playing the violin. And died last year after police detained a message was walking home from a Colorado convenience store. Over here today as fellow musicians sea lift up his memory. I'm through the medium that he loved most and that was the medium of music. But ailing vigils are taking place across the country in part inspired by missing in Aurora Colorado. The very police department under investigation from the claims death. Police in riot gear confronting the crowd protesters with their boat. And police with their in the times. The crowd forming a barrier with their bodies to protect the violinist so they could play on on interrupted. New York. To Chicago. And Cincinnati. All ages all races all on the same page making beautiful music. Together a group come to this place city shear a lot of support. And end to talk about I shouted what. Like me says movements with concert halls closed some classically trained musicians now have a new stage and new motivation. Do you wonderful musician and so that the bush that we normally get to hear. Doesn't such movements just in the past few weeks. Artists using their stringed instruments. Get our heart strings reminding us not just of the power of music. Reminding us of her life that was lost.

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