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Prayer vigils for Sikh shooting victims

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:  

 
 

Chris DeBenedetti