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Vigil in San Diego to remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 02:17:32-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) - One day after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and locals in San Diego came together to honor the Notorious RBG.

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A couple hundred people came together on the steps of Superior Court of San Diego on Union Street on Saturday night.

While a few people shared remarks, mourners gathered with candles and flowers. Many people also wore collars, like RBG. A memorial on the steps of the Superior Court grew, filled with signs, flowers and candles.

“It’s shaken some folks and we just want to come together and share our strength because ultimately we believe there is strength in unity,” said Lesa Thode, secretary for Women’s March San Diego.

Thode said they wanted to give people a place to grieve and remember RBG together. She added that there will be more memorials in the near future that will be more accommodating for the Jewish community, who are in the middle of Rosh Hashanah.

One attendee of the vigil was Felicia Rawlins, co-founder of the group Encinitas for Equality.

“Came down here to grieve our loss of RGB and take a moment to really feel the feels before we start taking action,” said Rawlins.

Many other attendees echoed the need to process, then use the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to continue forward with the change she started.