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Hundreds attend vigil for slain paper staffers

8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Friday, June 29 2018 Jun 29, 2018 June 29, 2018 9:35 PM June 29, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of people have gathered in the shadow of the Maryland State House for a candlelight march in memory of five slain newspaper employees.
 
The mood was somber Friday as Capital Gazette reporter Phil Davis read aloud the names of his five slain co-workers before those gathers began marching through downtown Annapolis.
 
Some in the crowd carried signs and banners that said "#AnnapolisStrong."
 
Melissa Wilson and her husband, Benjamin Wilson, brought their children to the vigil. Melissa Wilson's employer has offices in the same building as the newspaper and has co-workers who were there when the gunman opened fire. She said many Annapolis residents have a "one degree of separation" connection with at least one of the five paper employees who were fatally shot Thursday.
 
"It's not something you can ignore when it's in your backyard," she said.
 

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