- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - About 200 people have gathered in Providence to honor those who died in a militant attack on a school in Pakistan that killed 148 people.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1x71v2N) Friday’s candlelight vigil in front of the Brown University bookstore included many participants from Rhode Island’s Pakistani community who displayed signs and held candles.

Some wrote messages on a white tablecloth and others wrote condolence cards to send to families of the victims.

One of the organizers, Dr. Arshad Iqbal, says the event was held to express solidarity and to educate people about Tuesday’s massacre in Peshawar.

Militants strapped with explosives broke into a military-run school in Peshawar and killed 148 people. Nearly all of the victims were young students.


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