SF groups hold vigil for Israel shooting

August 4, 2009 12:08:54 AM PDT
About 100 people joined members of San Francisco's Jewish and gay communities in a candlelight vigil for the victims of a hate crime in Israel.

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Marchers carried candles, flags and signs from a synagogue on 16th Street to the LGBT community center on Market Street Monday evening.

Two young people died and 10 others were wounded when a masked gunman opened fire on a support group for gay and lesbian young people in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening.

"It's so terrible because Tel Aviv has become really the gay Mecca of the Middle East with everything so free, and easy going, and happy," Israeli citizen Donny Inbar said.

Monday's march follows several rallies against violence that took place all across Israel Sunday.

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