A group of parents, children and other community members gathered Sunday for a pro-life prayer demonstration on Fifth Street. The demonstration, known as a Life Chain, is an annual event that has occurred in Davis for over 10 years.
“This is a prayer event and a community event to help raise awareness about the value of human life,” said Reverend Jonathan Zachriou, pastor of Davis Christian Assembly, in a written statement.
Participants in the Life Chain stood or kneeled on the sidewalk and silently held signs urging an end to abortion. The signs had to be approved by the national Life Chain committee to ensure that they did not contain any violent or offensive photos or messages.
The event was one of hundreds being held across the nation as part of Life Chain Sunday, which is organized at the beginning of October every year.