BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Several rallies are being planned across the Twin Cities to raise awareness for the more than 250 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their school almost one month ago.
"It's shocking to know that these terrorists are just grabbing our girls," says Melissa Nambangi, executive director of the Minnesota African Women's Association. "Even though it's in Africa, we can still make a difference in Minnesota."
The organization is planning a Monday rally at the capital. They're not alone. Student groups at the U of M and other concerned citizens are planning similar events on Friday and Sunday.
The goal is to join with the already massive social media movement and continue to put pressure on U.S. leaders to urge the Nigerian government to find a safe resolution.
The following are rallies planned in the Twin Cities.