Thousands of people throughout the state and nation are planning on wearing the colors of the South Carolina state flag on Friday after a Facebook page invited participants to display blue and white in any way they can.
The “Blue and White Friday” Facebook page was created on Saturday and has already recorded over 11,000 people planning to “attend” or participate in the rally. Although the rally doesn’t have a centralized location, a description on the page requests that participants:
▪ Display the state flag in a prominent place to be seen.
▪ Tie blue and white ribbons on trees, lamp posts, cars and mailboxes.
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▪ Wear blue and white clothing.
▪ Turn your profile picture to the South Carolina flag.
▪ Anything else you can think of to show off the blue and white.
Although many of the participants are from South Carolina, several from states across the nation say they will show their support for the rally by wearing blue and white.
The rally will be held almost a week after nine black parishioners were shot and killed during a bible study at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17. A description on the page said the rally is an effort to “come together united in one front and show the world the best we are. We can not undo what has been done, but we can use it as a foundation to move forward in peace and love.”