'Circle the City with Love' events planned nationwide ahead of Inauguration Day

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jan 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-15 19:48:27-05

As thousands of people plan protests ahead of Inauguration Day, groups in Northeast Ohio are organizing events to promote peace and solidarity.

Nearly 100 sites around the world held their own 'Circle the City with Love' event on Sunday.

The event was created and founded in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention by members of the congregation at St. Joseph's as a way to bring people together amid the politically charged election season.

Organizers said they wanted to bring 'Circle the City' back to remind people about the power of love.

During the event groups were encouraged to stand hand in hand in silence for 30 minutes reflecting on peace and justice.