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USA: New Yorkers hold vigil for Charleston victims01:03

USA: New Yorkers hold vigil for Charleston victims

United States, Charleston
June 19, 2015 at 18:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people people poured into the First Bethel AME Church in Harlem, New York, Thursday, to hold a vigil for the nine people killed while at church in Charleston the day before.

The congregation chanted “black lives matter” together and several members of the church went on to march the streets afterwards.

Nine people aged 26-87 were killed after a gunman opened fire inside Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening. After the shooter, a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof, was caught, officials declared he had racial motives. The gunman allegedly told his victims "You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go".

USA: New Yorkers hold vigil for Charleston victims01:03
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Dozens of people people poured into the First Bethel AME Church in Harlem, New York, Thursday, to hold a vigil for the nine people killed while at church in Charleston the day before.

The congregation chanted “black lives matter” together and several members of the church went on to march the streets afterwards.

Nine people aged 26-87 were killed after a gunman opened fire inside Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday evening. After the shooter, a 21-year-old white man named Dylann Roof, was caught, officials declared he had racial motives. The gunman allegedly told his victims "You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go".