Posts Tagged ‘vigil’

House holds a bipartisan vigil in support of Israel

A group of representatives held a candlelight vigil on the Capitol steps for Israel Thursday night. The bipartisan vigil was held by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). “For me, as a member of Congress, as a Jew, as a Zionist, as a human being, this moment of us coming together, whether… […]

‘How can that be?’ – Man sticks to vigil after hunt for relatives in Turkiye quake ruins called off

More than two weeks after huge earthquakes devastated Turkiye's Antakya, Mustafa Kazzaz was camped near the rubble of his family's building, refusing to move even after the search for the bodies of his father, brother and sister had ended. "They worked and worked. They dug out the whole building," he said, sitting alone in darkness […]

Princes William and Harry lead vigil at Queen Elizabeth’s coffin

All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another day in which thousands came to pay their respects to the late monarch. Members of the public wishing to pay their respects to the late monarch huddled in a line that snaked across London, enduring the city’s coldest […]

King Charles III Leads Vigil Of Queen’s Children Over Her Coffin

King Charles III, accompanied by his three siblings – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – took part in the vigil of the princes this evening at Westminster Hall. The 15-minute long ceremony involved Queen Elizabeth II’s four children standing guard around her coffin at Westminster Hall where the queen has been lying in […]

Capitol riot anniversary: activists hold a vigil for democracy

A vigil to “save democracy” in New York’s Upper West is held on the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot. A few Donald Trump supporters celebrated the day in front of Saint Patrick Cathedral in midtown. Members of US Congress holds candles at a prayer vigil on the steps of the US Capitol, […]

Vigil in Soweto, bells toll at Cape Town cathedral

Bells rang out once again around the South African city of Cape Town on Wednesday as part of a continuing week of tributes to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A service was also held close to Tutu’s former home in Soweto, where officials including the mayor of Johannesburg paid tribute to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning […]

DEA Went Undercover To Infiltrate A Vigil For George Floyd

Above Photo: As a Drug Enforcement Agency police office and National Guard soldiers watch, demonstrators protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd. Alex Brandon / AP. Police Asked For DEA’s Help Surveilling Protests In Over 50 Cities, Records Show. As students at the University of South Florida quietly sobbed […]

Vigil in memory of Gauri Lankesh held in Canada

Members of the South Asian community came together to remember the slain Indian journalist at Surrey’s Holland Park on Sunday, September 5. Gauri Lankesh was a daring editor, who was allegedly murdered by right wing extremists in Bengaluru in 2017. On the fourth anniversary of her assassination, a vigil was organized by Radical Desi, an […]

Families, Rescuers Hold Vigil Near Collapsed Building

SURFSIDE, Fla.—Family members and rescue workers held a vigil Wednesday night near the site of a collapsed Florida condo building shortly after officials announced that they had given up hope of finding any survivors. Mementos, personal items, and flowers are seen displayed at the Surfside Wall of Hope Memorial in Florida on July 7, 2021. […]

Solemn Vigil At Shannon Remembers Child Victims Of War

Sunday June 13th saw us returning to Shannon Airport to recommence our monthly peace vigils. We had around 20 peace activists there, watched by around 20 Gardai. Inside the airport, security personnel, including an Irish army patrol, protecting three US Marine Corps Hercules KC-130J warplanes that had landed the previous night. They stayed overnight at […]

Hong Kong Vigil Organizer Arrested On Tiananmen Anniversary

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil remembering the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as authorities mute China’s last pro-democracy voices. In past years, tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to honor those who […]

China cracks down on Hong Kong Tiananmen Square massacre vigil

Police arrested an organizer of Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil commemorating the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown and warned people not to attend the banned event Friday as the city mutes its pro-democracy voices. Hong Kong had been the last place on Chinese soil where on June 4, 1989, the event was publicly commemorated, and tens […]

Vigil honoring S. Carolina shooting victims draws hundreds

Hundreds gathered Sunday at the vigil for the prominent South Carolina physician, his wife and two of their grandchildren — all dead at the hands of former NFL player Phillip Adams authorities said — to reflect on the lasting impression they made on their communities. People settled on camp chairs and picnic blankets for the […]

Report: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Heckled During Vigil, Anti-Asian Hate Protest

Protesters heckled and reportedly surrounded New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday at a Union Square vigil held to protest anti-Asian racism and remember victims of the Georgia massage parlor shootings. “A diverse crowd gathered on 14th Street in Manhattan to demand an end to hate crimes and bias after a lone gunman […]

UK police under pressure over clashes at vigil for woman allegedly killed by cop

LONDON — London’s Metropolitan Police was under heavy pressure Sunday to explain its actions during a vigil for a woman whom one of the force’s own officers is accused of murdering. Hundreds defied coronavirus restrictions to gather and protest violence against women, but the event ended with clashes between police and those attending. Home Secretary […]

London Police Hassle, Handcuff Mourners At Vigil For Slain Woman

LONDON (AP) — An official vigil for a London woman whose killing has a police officer facing murder charges and is spurring a national conversation about violence against women in the U.K. ended Saturday night with the city’s police department under scrutiny for the way officers handled some participants at the event held in defiance […]

London police criticised for clashing with mourners at vigil to remember Sarah Everard

London police were criticised on Saturday for their handling of a vigil to remember Sarah Everard, whose death has led to an officer being charged. The Metropolitan Police have defended their action, citing the pandemic and the ban on gatherings. Hundreds of people turned up Saturday in the Clapham area of London, near where Everard […]

Hundreds hold a vigil in Yangon against coup and to honour victims

Hundreds defied a curfew in Yangon to hold vigils in honour of those killed in demonstrations against the military. People sat in the middle of the street, holding candles and singing songs. Demonstrations have continued in the country since the military seized power in February. At the funeral of 25-year-old Chit Min Thu, crowds held […]

Spirits and Scares in ‘The Vigil,’ a Horror Movie with a Hasidic Twist

We’ve seen plenty of Jewish horror movies, mostly having to do with the atrocities of the Holocaust. “The Vigil” has an element of that, too, but it’s mainly a scare-filled psychological thriller steeped in Jewish ritual and lore.  Set in the Brooklyn, N.Y. Orthodox community of Boro Park, it’s about a former Hasid named Yacov […]

Biden and Harris lead Lincoln Memorial vigil for Covid victims as US death toll passes 400,000

During a Covid memorial service in Washington DC on Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president elect Kamala Harris offered their condolences to a weary nation.  “To heal we must remember,” Mr Biden said. “It’s hard sometimes to remember, but that’s how we heal. It’s important to do that as a nation. That’s why we’re here […]

Vigil for dead farmers held outside Indian Visa and Passport application center

South Asian activists came together on Sunday, January 10 in Surrey, to remember more than 60 farmers, who have laid down their lives during the ongoing agitation in India. Organized by Indians Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI), the vigil was in protest against the recent deaths of farmers who have been holding a demonstration near […]

Why A 58-day vigil Is Going On Outside The Governor’s House

Above photo: Jamie Lau, center, speaks in a vigil calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to act on pardon and clemency requests with two of his clients released from prison after serving long sentences next to him, Calrutha Johnson and Ronnie Long. Kristie Puckett-Willliams of the ACLU of NC is on the right.  Melissa Boughton. ‘We […]

Christians in South Africa to hold vigil for Palestine To Mark 70th Anniversary Of The NAKBA

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“Dreamers” Take A Stand For DACA In 24/7 Vigil Outside White House

Above Photo: John Zangas Washington, DC — Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are conducting a 24-hour vigil outside the White House despite administration plans to scrap the program within 6 months. In spite of President Trump’s intent to make good on a campaign promise to end DACA, a White House […]

[WATCH] Española Police Chief Matthew Vigil Indicted in Two Child Abuse Cases

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Protesters Illuminate Charlottesville During Candlelight Vigil At UVA

Demonstrators on Wednesday swayed with their candles as they sang, “This Little Light of Mine” and the American classic “This Land Is Your Land.” At one point, people chanted, “Love wins!” After the vigil ended, a group chanted, “Black Lives Matter.” Source Article from

Thousands Join Hong Kong Vigil For Tiananmen Square Anniversary

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to mark the 28th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tianamen Square, while Taiwan urged China to make a transition to full democracy. Nearly three decades after Beijing sent tanks and troops to quell the […]

Vigil for Victims of Manchester Bombing Interrupted by Axeman

Diversity strikes again! Independent: A vigil being held in Birmingham for the victims of the Manchester terror attack has been interrupted by a man brandishing an axe. West Midlands Police (WMP) confirmed a 39-year-old man had been detained during a candle-lit service in memory of the 22 killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack. In […]

Oregon Officials Want Hold On Oil Trains After Fiery Derailment

Print Friendly Above Photo: Destroyed oil tankers laay beside the railroad tracks after a fiery train derailment on June 3 in Mosier, Ore., June 6, 2016. Brent Foster / AP PORTLAND, Ore. — The fiery derailment of an oil train in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge has state transportation officials asking for a halt to the massive trains […]

Insane: U.S. State Dept. rep Mark Toner can’t bring himself to say liberating Palmyra from Daesh is a good thing

     Last May, the world was horrified to learn that the band of marauding, black-flag waving, sword-wielding jihadist desert bandits we all know as the CIA-spawn called ISIS had overrun the ancient city of Palmyra. A UNESCO world heritage site, the city is known for its picturesque ancient ruins and boasts a rich cultural history […]

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