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Crowd packs Colorado’s largest synagogue for shooting vigil

October 29, 2018

DENVER (AP) — About 2,500 people of all faiths packed into Colorado’s largest synagogue to remember the 11 people killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The speakers at Sunday night’s service at Temple Emanuel in Denver included members of the Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish faiths as well as officials like Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Other lawmakers attended, including Sen. Michael Bennet, Reps. Mike Coffman and Diana DeGette and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

Hancock got a standing ovation when he called for civility in politics, saying “I know as an elected official, what I say matters.”

Candles were lit for each of those killed in Pittsburgh and a Hebrew prayer was said.

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