OLYMPIA, Wash. -

More than 1,000 people joined hands around Capitol Lake in a show of community unity.

The Hands Around Capitol Lake event on Wednesday was organized by a group called Stronger Together Thurston County and inspired by a similar gathering in Seattle last weekend, The Olympian reported .

The people of all ages who formed a human chain in the rain ended up covering a little more than two-thirds of the lake's 1.55-mile circumference. Organizers said the goal of the gathering was to promote the idea of peace in the wake of a divisive political season.