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Southern Arizonans remember victims of New Zealand mass shooting

Posted at 7:53 AM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 01:24:06-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — All over the world, people are remembering the 50 people who were killed at two mosques in New Zealand.

Southern Arizonans came out to the Muslim Community Center of Tucson to remember the victims Monday night.

Faith leaders and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild stood in solidarity with the Muslim community and New Zealand, sharing visions of hope, unity and love.

"I think a lot of times, people in other countries think that Americans either don't care or have become numb to this," Izzy Kornman said. "Even when it's not happening to us, it's not happening to Americans, it's happening to all of us."

The resounding message heard throughout the vigil -- we're all human beings.

"Doesn't matter what the color is, it doesn't matter what your religion is, it doesn't matter what your race is," Robert Palazzolo said. "We're still all human beings and should be respected as such."

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