Reporter Update: Vigil To Honor Atlanta Shooting Victims

A vigil is scheduled in downtown Pittsburgh to honor the lives of the victims of the Atlanta shootings. It will also call to stop the violence and hate against the AAPI community. It follows a rally Saturday where hundreds protested in support of the AAPI community.

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CHRIS HOFFMAN: Good morning, everyone. Chris Hoffman, KDKA, here outside of the City County Building in downtown Pittsburgh where tonight a candlelight vigil will be held at the steps of the City County Building to remember the lives lost in these shootings in Atlanta this past week. Now, eight people were killed in those shootings, including six women of Asian descent. The message tonight will be to stop hate and condemn the violence against the Asian-American community.

Just yesterday in Oakland, hundreds participated in a rally to protest the violence and hate against the Asian-American community, including actress and activist Sandra Oh. She was there calling for people to stop the violence-- if they see something wrong, speak out against it.

Tonight, that vigil, it will start at 6:30 with speakers at 7:00. Anyone that's coming down, according to the Facebook event page, is required to have a mask and abide by social distancing guidelines.