Boston stands with Ürümqi, hundreds gather for candlelight vigil honoring fire victims

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Photo: Arthur Mansavage

A person kneels while lighting a candle for the candlelight vigil.

By Arthur Mansavage

Last Friday, hundreds of people gathered at the Boston Chinatown gate to honor the victims of the Ürümqi apartment fire, which left 10 dead after a delayed emergency response. At the event, there was a candlelight vigil honoring the victims with flowers and signs. After a moment of silence, and singing some songs, speakers spoke out against China’s current COVID-19 policies.