Candlelight march to end gun violence in Seattle

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

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Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 9 at 8:08 PM

SEATTLE - A vigil and candlelight march moved from Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral to Saint James Cathedral Saturday night with a message to end gun violence.
 
A crowd gathered around 5:30 p.m. to mourn and remember the children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14.
 
Reverend Sandy Brown took part in the interfaith event.
 
"Following the Sandy Hook shootings, more than 1,100 people have died as a result of gun violence in America," said Rev. Brown, senior pastor at First United Methodist. "While New York State has enacted gun responsibility legislation and while local citizens support tighter gun laws, Washington state leaders are not yet optimistic about its chances in our state. For this reason it is important for members of the community to stand up and be heard."

The march was followed by a vigil for hope and action at Saint James Cathedral.

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