Vigil Is Set for Jose Sanchez Today
A White Vigil is scheduled today at 12:15 in memory of Jose Sanchez, the 31-year-old who died after being attacked last week. Sanchez lay on the ground in Columbia Heights for 20 minutes with his injuries before help was called.
Councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward1), who represents the area and is helping to lead the vigil, noted in a news release that "White Vigils are often held in Latin American countries as a call for peace after senseless violence or to raise awareness of social issues plaguing a community."
The vigil is outside Pan-Am Grocery Store in the 3500 block of 14 th Street NW.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is among the invited officials. Clergy, community activists and police officials have also been invited.
February 6, 2009; 7:03 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety , D.C. Council
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