Capitol Hill’s First African Methodist Episcopal held a vigil Thursday night to mark the deaths of nine people in the South Carolina church murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church.
“The massacre that occurred there yesterday was nothing short than an act of terrorism,” Seattle King County NAACP president Gerald Hankerson said as he addressed the crowd gathered inside the Capitol Hill church.
“There seems to be a special place in hell for that kind of evil,” Seattle City Council member Bruce Harrell said.
Friday night, the NAACP and local Black Lives Matter organizers will hold a vigil starting in Pratt Park at 7:30 PM.
The First African Methodist Episcopal church began holding service at 14th and Pine in 1890.
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