It was big enough for Stephen Colbert’s sarcastic Herman Cain rally right before the presidential primary this year, too.
But the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard isn’t big enough to accommodate the number of people who might show up at this Tuesday’s “Justice for Trayvon Martin” vigil.
Originally planned for Tuesday evening at the Cistern, the vigil will now take place on the six-and-a-half acres of nearby Marion Square.
The event will still take place on the same Tuesday, Mar. 27 date, but the vigil is now slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the new location.
Organizer Matt Rabon updated the event’s Facebook page about the new time and place this evening.
“Due to the increased interest and media exposure, the event is being moved to Marion Square,” he entered. “We simply need more room.”
Vigils have taken place across the country, and with participation ranging from dozens to hundreds to thousands, with estimates of over 30,000 in Martin’s hometown of Sanford, Fla.
In an original interview, Rabon said the incident reminded him of the Lowcountry, where he feels racially-motivated tensions still exist.
“I just felt like it was important,” he said.
All in the community are invited to participate in next Tuesday’s vigil, and attendees can RSVP on Facebook.