Saturday, October 31, 2009

Candle lit vigil

more candles
Originally uploaded by Matt Eason

Last night a candle lit vigil was held in memory of Ian Baynham and other victims of homophobic hate crimes.

The vigil was well attended, and a moving and uniting experience. I think it was particulalry shocking that Ian Baynham was murdered in Trafalgar Square - the very centre of London - and in a relatively gay-friendly area too.

After a two-minute's silence the comedienne Sue Perkins read a list of names of people lost to hate violence. It was shockingly long.

More photos of the vigil

Sarah Brown at the vigil - photo from the organiser, Mark Healey's, Facebook album of the event.

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