Over the next few days, vigils and rallies will be held throughout the United States to honor the Monterey Park shooting victims and call for change.
On Monday afternoon, California AAPI legislators and their colleagues held a vigil on the steps of the State Capitol Building in Sacramento. According to Spectrum News 1 SoCal reporter Daniela Pardo, Assemblymember Evan Low, who chairs the California AAPI Legislative Caucus, said he was grateful for the support the community has received.
A march and vigil were also held in New York City’s Union Square Monday evening. Former New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou spoke briefly at the vigil.
Mourners have begun to gather in Monterey Park for an unofficial vigil on Monday night. The City of Monterey Park has said in a news release that it will host a vigil at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, at Monterey Park City Hall, 320 W. Newmark Ave.
“We believe that it is important for our community to come together to remember and heal,” Monterey Park Mayor Henry Lo said in the news release.
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