Tonight a vigil will be held for the school girls abducted in Nigeria.

A silent vigil will be held this evening in Brighton in an effort to help raise awareness and to show solidarity for the 240 girls stolen from their school.

People are asked to turn out with candles, tealights and signs to show their support.

The event is arranged by Free University Brighton.

Vigils are happening all over the world and are being held in towns and cities across the UK this week.

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas wore a red ribbon on Question Time to show her support.

The vigil will be held at 7.30pm at the War Memorial, Old Steine, Brighton.