Vigil to be held outside Hamilton City Hall in honour of victims of Buffalo shooting

Published May 30, 2022 at 2:41 pm

A candlelight vigil honouring the victims of the Buffalo mass shooting is being held out front of Hamilton City Hall on Monday night (May 30).

The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and the Afro Caribbean Canadian Association is hosting the vigil in the forecourt of City Hall from 8:30 pm – 9 pm.

“The community will be gathering to honour the victims of the Buffalo massacre and the numerous other Black survivors of White supremacist violence in Canada and across the world,” a press release issued Monday said.

“The Black community in Hamilton is grieving and we have to create space to heal together.”

Ten people were killed and three others were wounded by an 18-year-old gunman at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo on May 14, 2022.

All of the victims were Black and the suspect in the shooting appears to have been motivated by far-right, white supremacist conspiracy theories.

Members of the public attending Monday’s vigil in Hamilton are encouraged to bring their own candles to the event.

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