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Organiser of Tiananmen Square vigil arrested in Hong Kong on anniversary of massacre


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Tiananmen: Hong Kong vigil organiser arrested on 32nd anniversary


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Pope urges hope amid ‘darkness’ of pandemic in Easter vigil


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U.K. police criticized for response to vigil for slain Sarah Everard


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After Kate Middleton paid her respects at vigil to Sarah Everard, police moved in and started arresting women


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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truck

Vigil held in UK for 39 Vietnamese who died in a truckLondon’s Vietnamese community has gathered at a vigil and a service to honor the 39 Vietnamese victims who died in a refrigerated truck container in southeastern England. The community is mourning the unidentified victims, who were trying to enter Britain in hopes of finding greater opportunities. Rev. Simon Nguyen offered prayers for the victims and for their loved ones in Vietnam.



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Ohio governor stopped mid-speech at vigil for Dayton shooting victims: 'Do something'

Ohio governor stopped mid-speech at vigil for Dayton shooting victims: 'Do something'During a vigil to remember the dead killed in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, the Republican governor of the state was stopped mid-speech with demands that he “do something” about the kind of violence that had left at least nine people dead less than 24 hours earlier.Mike DeWine had just remarked on the size of the crowd in Dayton’s Oregon District, when he was confronted with pleas for action.“Do something!” a member of the crowd yelled, prompting echoes from the others in the crowd that built into chants that disrupted the event, which was being held around the corner from the site of the deadly shooting.The moment quickly went viral on social media,, as a frustration with a lack of action on the gun violence epidemic spread.It echoed sentiments across the US following other mass shootings, including at the vigil following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last year, when a mourning crowd chanted “no more guns!”“We are tired of vigils!” the crowd in Ohio chanted.Soon after the vigil, the hashtag “DoSomething” took off on Twitter, with impassioned statements being posted by users in favour of gun control action.Mr DeWine’s position on gun control appears to hew closely to the positions of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and he announced on the campaign trail last year that he supported “red flag” laws that could allow law enforcement to take firearms from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others, so long as there is “due process”.That position is similar to the one taken by the NRA.



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The Latest: Vigil held for slain university student

The Latest: Vigil held for slain university studentMore than 100 people gathered at the University of Utah to memorialize a student at the university who authorities say was killed and her charred remains found in a Salt Lake City man’s backyard. The crowd was silent while friends recalled 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck as a bubbly, nurturing person who loved spending time with her family and looked forward to a career in medicine. Authorities on Friday said they plan to charge 31-year-old Ayoola A. Ajayi with aggravated murder, kidnapping and other crimes.



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Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigil

Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigilFriends and mourners planned to remember a Utah college student Monday night who was missing for nearly two weeks before police arrested a man accused of killing her and burying her charred remains in his backyard. A vigil at the University of Utah will honor Mackenzie Lueck, 23, who has been described as a bubbly, nurturing person who looked after her friends and took care of animals. Police have said she took a Lyft from the airport to a park north of Salt Lake City, where she met someone in the early morning.



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