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In The San Gabriel Valley, Two Vigils Honor Atlanta Victims

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Hundreds of people from across Southern California attended two vigils for the victims of the Atlanta shootings — one in Alhambra, the other in San Gabriel.

The tragedy elicited different responses at the vigils, with the San Gabriel event organized by elected officials and drawing an older immigrant crowd in which many viewed law enforcement as an effective crime deterrent.

The Alhambra vigil was a grassroots effort, with mostly teens and people in their 20s in attendance. They made abundantly clear in their speeches that solidarity across communities of color -- not criminal justice -- was the best way to fight hate and dismantle white supremacy.


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