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Candlelight Vigil Held for Michelle Go

On Tuesday night hundreds of people gathered in Times Square to hold a candlelight vigil for Michelle Go, the woman who was killed after being shoved into an oncoming subway train.

“Michelle, we will miss you deeply. Know you will always be in our hearts and memories,” work friend Louise Chang said at the vigil, according to ABC 7 New York.

Photo by Curtis S. Chin

Several well-known members of the Asian American community attended the vigil, including Congresswoman Grace Meng.

“The way we carry out Michelle’s legacy is not just here on one night with candles and kind words but in our actions. We need to make sure that we are working to demand equity and justice and answers,” Meng said, according to CBS New York.

Former U.S. Ambassador Curtis S. Chin attended and photographed the vigil.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams also attended the vigil. He expressed his commitment to making public transportation systems safer.

“We’re going to make sure New Yorkers feel safe in our subway system. And they don’t feel that way now,” Adams said, according to ABC 7 New York. “I don’t feel that way when I take the train every day, or when I’m moving throughout our transportation system.”

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