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#Solidarityat8: Trend encourages applause for health care workers each night

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 18:53:52-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — People across the U.S. are showing their support for first responders and medical workers working tirelessly to treat people afflicted by the coronavirus.

The campaign, called "Solidarity at 8," started trending this week, and asks residents each night at 8 p.m. to go on their balcony or open their windows to show support.

Video posted online this week show people are clapping, flashing lights and singing to participate in the national movement.

The trend was inspired by Italians this month who began singing from their balconies after the country was hit hard by coronavirus, killing more than 9,000 as of Friday.