Sydney community unite in grief at Bondi Beach candlelight vigil


On Sunday, April 21, members, and leaders of the community gathered in Bondi at a candlelight vigil to honour those who tragically died in the stabbing massacre at Bondi Junction Westfield shopping centre eight days ago.

Yahoo News reported that the incident on April 13 was Australia’s worst mass killing in years, with six people reported dead, and multiple left severely injured.

At the candlelight vigil, Waverly Mayor Paula Masselos described the week following the incident as one that left people with heavy hears, grief and burdened souls.

“We are all in mourning… But let me say this – our spirit must not and will not be diminished,” Ms Masselos said.

Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese was also in attendance and shared why the community was invited to attend the vigil.

“The vigil offered a chance to grieve for the victims, and for those left behind to begin coming to terms with the hole left in their lives where their loved ones should be,” Mr Albanese said.

“We keep this vigil for them – to honour all they were, to pay respect to all they meant,” he said.

At the vigil, a local brass band attended and played as mourners entered, and a choir sung Amazing Grace following the minute’s silence.

Source: Yahoo News.




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