AFSC-SENE to hold vigil for Boston today

AFSC-logoThe local chapter of the American Friends Service Committee will hold a vigil today – 5pm at the Providence Friends Meeting House, 99 Morris Ave. – for those who want to spend time with peaceful people as the Boston Marathon bombings morphed overnight into a manhunt this morning. One of the two Chechnyan brothers suspected of planting the bombs was killed during an early this morning shootout with police in Watertown, Mass. and the other escaped and remains at large.

Here’s AFSC-SENE’s press release:

The American Friends Service Committee will hold a vigil this afternoon at 5pm at the Providence Friends Meeting House (99 Morris Ave, corner of Olney St).

“As the situation unfolds in Boston, we want to offer people an opportunity to gather in solidarity  with the people of Boston” said Martha Yager, Program Coordinator of the South East Office of the AFSC.

“The situation is unfolding, so we will shape the event as the day unfolds” said Yager.  “We will open the Meeting House at 3:00 pm as a place for quiet gathering and hold a more formal vigil at 5pm”

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

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