The Anthony’s held a vigil Sunday night, but for the first time it didn’t happen outside their home. Friends and Family have gathered almost every week since the toddler vanished, but last week they agreed to move the vigil, after neighbors appeared before the Orange County commission looking for help.
Neighbors said all the publicity and protests surrounding the case has turned their Hopespring Drive community into a circus, but protesters said they’ll remain in the neighborhood, vigil or not.
“I’m glad they moved the vigil to a more appropriate place because protesters won’t be here. Vigils don’t bother us on the contrary, but protesters can go away. They can go to their own churches and pray,” said Ms Graziani.
“We’re out here protesting the fact that this mother is not cooperating with the police and she is allowed to be in the luxury of her own home rather than jail where she belongs. So whether the vigil is here or not it’s irrelevant to us,” said Ms. Harris.