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ACTION: Candlelight Vigil to Remember Marcello Lucero

Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Marcello Lucero

candlelight-vigilDate: November 14th, 7pm

Place: Railroad Ave and Sephton Street, Patchogue, NY

A candlelight vigil will be held to speak out against hate crimes against immigrants in Suffolk County, in particular, the murder of Marcello Lucero, an immigrant from Ecuador. The perpetrators clearly stated according to news accounts that they were planning to “find some Mexicans.” This vicious hate crime is only the latest in a long series of crimes targeting Latinos in Suffolk County.

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ACTION: Candlelight Vigil For Luis Ramirez in PA

Today, there will be a candlelight vigil, calling for PEACE and JUSTICE in the wake of last week’s hate crime that killed Luis Ramirez, a 25 year-old Mexican immigrant who was beaten to death by local teenagers in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Eye-witness accounts claim that the beating was filled with racial slurs and epithets.

This week, justice has been set in motion - 2 of the teens involved are being charged with homicide and ethnic intimidation and will be tried as adults. A third teen is charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and other offenses.

Details of the vigil are below:

WHO: Gladys Limón, MALDEF Staff Attorney Crystal Dillman, Fiancée of Luis Ramirez Arielle and Victor Garcia, Eyewitnesses to the crime and friends of Luis Ramirez, Dr. Agapito Lopez, Community Activist

WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:00 pm EST – Press conference at 6:00 pm EST

Community candlelight vigil

WHERE: Vine Street Park Corner of W. Lloyd St. & Vine St. Shenandoah, PA 17976

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