DC Vigil For Charleston Murders 26
Washington DC, Dupont Circle, the evening of June 18, 2015. Social justice activists affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at the Dupont Circle fountain for a vigil with speeches to honor the lives of the nine African Americans slain at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina by white supremacist youth Dylann Storm Roof on Tuesday evening. Mr. Roof was gifted by his family with a .45 caliber hand gun for his 21st birthday last month. We mourn the deaths of Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. Sharonda Singleton, Myra Thompson and all other victims of racist terrorist violence.