Citizens gather at Metro Hall joining the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign


by Rachel Platt

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 5:49 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)— It's a global campaign called “Bring Back Our Girls” and on Wednesday Kentuckiana got involved, showing their outrage for the kidnapping of some 300 school girls in Nigeria by a terrorist group.
The vigil at Metro Hall marks the one month anniversary of their disappearance. Lawmakers, Council Members, and every day folks came together to show we are global citizens who care, and who can make a difference.

A world away from Nigeria at Metro Hall in Louisville were signs to show we care with that now famous hashtag and phrase saying bring back our girls and bring our girls home.

Those who gathered say these are "our" girls in Nigeria, because we are global citizens and outraged by what happened.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was one of the forces behind Wednesday’s vigil. Those attending held candles and spoke up for the children who now can't.

Children who had hope for a greater tomorrow through education were kidnapped by terrorists.

Congressman John Yarmuth called it a crime against humanity, and said worldwide condemnation gives terrorists fewer places to hide.

Yarmuth said the U.S. is offering technical expertise to help bring them home and not to rule out specialized forces assisting as well.

David Tandy said we are all citizens of the world and have to take an active role.

So through speech, prayer and taking a stand, Louisville joins the chorus of outrage, hoping to make a difference.

The vigil ended with one final act as global citizens, a group picture with #BringOurGirlsHome. Not their girls -- but our girls.