15 years on, Eugene 'Peace Specks' continue holding gatherings

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EUGENE, Ore. -- Rain or shine, a group of Eugene friends have gathered to ask for peace every Saturday for many years.

They call themselves the “Peace Specks.”

They stand outside the Eugene Library every weekend asking for peace. They’ve done it for the past 15-years.

Members used to hold their vigil at the old Eugene Federal Courthouse, but they say they've had more interactions with the public since they moved locations.

"To inform people that there is an alternative, and yes, we think it’s important. We think it’s unfortunate that we have to be here but it’s important to remind people," says peace demonstrator Edward Necker.

The group has been holding vigils in the downtown area since 2007.

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