Candlelit vigil held locally for victims of New Zealand mosque attacks

Candlelit vigil held locally for victims of New Zealand mosque attacks

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A candlelit vigil was held in Westmoreland County on Sunday to stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Nearly 100 people including local leaders, community members and others gathered in Greensburg to denounce hate and let Muslims across the country know they're not alone.

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"We're here to support one another and support our community and say we don't accept hate and hate has no room here." Dr. Marti Haykin, of Voice of Westmoreland, said at the vigil.

All donations collected at the event will go to the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Pittsburgh and the New Zealand Islamic Information Centre (donations to which will be distributed to affected families).

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