Local Sikh community holds vigil for victims of Wisconsin attack
Published Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:32AM CST
Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2012 5:30PM CST
The Sikh community in Winnipeg came together Friday night to remember the victims of an American tragedy.
Six people were killed when a 40-year-old white supremacist opened fire on people in a suburban Milwaukee temple.
The local Sikh community organized a vigil at the legislative building and invited Winnipeggers from all backgrounds to attend. Dozens showed up to the event and lit candles decorated with words like hope, faith and believe.
“I think any religious violence is wrong, and I feel sad for any community that would have to experience this,” said Roni Dhaliwal, who attended the vigil.
Sunday night Winnipeg’s temples will hold a special prayer for victims of the attack.
"We don’t see it as an attack on a particular religion or faith. We see it as an attack on humanity –something that affected all of us profoundly," said Kamaldeep Kaur, who was in attendance at the vigil.