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Fall River Vigil for Sandy Hook Shooting

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By: Melissa Toupin

mtoupin@abc6.com

The tributes and vigils extend far beyond Newtown, Connecticut. They've popped up all across Rhode Island and Massachusetts for three days now.

Candles flicker in the night as the Fall River Community comes together to reflect on the loss of 20 first graders and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut.

"People here in Fall River and across the entire globe are coming together to offer them our thoughts and our prayers," said Mayor Will Flanagan.

Despite the rain about 2 hundred people huddled together outside the City's Government Center. Many of them are parents or grandparents still shaken by the senseless tragedy.

"This really bothers me," said Joan Marion. "To see this happen at Christmas time of all times... Those poor parents."

11–year–old Alex Machavo and 9–year–old Jasmine Amancio paying their respects to the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary symbolized by balloons.

"We wrote the school and their names and how old they are," said Machavo.

At the conclusion of the vigil the balloons were released into the sky.

"I really care about the people who died and feel sad for them," said Amancio.

Mayor Flanagan says tonight the message was clear. The people of Newtown are not alone.

"Even though there's evil, there's also good. And good people will come together time and again to always be there and care for those who are in sickness or in need of help," said Flanagan.

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