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Children and adults attended a vigil at 5pm on Saturday at Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley. Photo: Sarah Carlin

About 50 people came out to Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley on Saturday evening, despite the rain, to take time to reflect on the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT, on Friday. The gathering was organized by Suzanne Teran and Sheela Jivan, who were inspired by a initiative to hold vigils at the same time across the nation this weekend. Other Bay Area vigils were held in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Richmond, Alameda, and Oakland.

“I think folks appreciated being able to come together as a community — many mentioned that,” said Teran.

About 50 people gathered in Cedar Rose Park in Berkeley to hold a vigil to remember the victims and families of the Newtown, CT, massacre. Photo: Paloma Raines
Those gathered at the vigil brought candles and held a minute’s silence. Photo: Paloma Raines

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