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Prayer vigils for Sikh shooting victims

By Chris DeBenedetti
Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 9:08 am in Uncategorized.

Prayer vigils were held Wednesday night throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, Hayward and Fremont, in honor of those killed or wounded Sunday in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Several other vigils are scheduled in Union City and Fremont  for Friday and Sunday. Hundreds attended a vigil at Sikh Gurdwara in San Jose, my colleague Eric Kurhi reported.

I couldn’t attend the vigils Wednesday – I was covering a public meeting in Newark. But I feel like I was there after viewing photos by our Bay Area News Group photographers. They captured some amazing images, such as this one from a San Jose vigil:

 

The Fremont vigil held Wednesday night at Central Park drew hundreds of people. This photo of the Fremont gathering last night is from the Jakara Movement, a group that encourages cutural engagement with Sikhs:  

 
 

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