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Vigil Against Gun Violence Scheduled in St. Pete

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Mayors Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg and Jane Castor of Tampa are scheduled to speak at tonight’s (Aug. 5) event in Williams Park.

ST. PETERSBURG – Saying Florida is no stranger to gun violence, local activists have scheduled a Vigil Against Gun Violence for tonight (Aug. 5) in Williams Park.

The event is scheduled in the wake of two mass shootings in less than 24 hours over the weekend that left at least 29 dead and 53 injured. The vigil, hosted by Women’s March Florida and the Florida Public Services Union, is designed to be in solidarity with similar events across the country and to honor of the lives lost in El Paso, Dayton, and other cities across America.

The vigil is scheduled for 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the park, 350 Second Ave. N in St. Petersburg.

Leaders of the faith community: Aida Mackic. Pastor Andy Oliver, and Rabbi Bryan Mann, as well as elected officials U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, and Pinellas County School Board Chair Rene Flowers are scheduled to speak.

Candles will be provided.

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