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Rally for Peace and Tree of Life Victims Announced for Friday

 Mayor William Peduto announced today that all Pittsburgh area residents are invited to a public event at noon Friday in Point State Park to honor victims of the Tree of Life shooting, and to call for peace and unity among all.

The event will begin with a one-minute moment of silence for peace and the 11 victims. Those unable to make the event – from those in Pittsburgh to others around the world – are invited to host their own moments of silence at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, November 9.

 

Security Details for Gathering at Point State Park

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 8, 2018) – Large crowds are expected at Point State Park Friday at noon as Pittsburgh and other residents gather to honor victims of the synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill, and to call for peace and unity among all.

Pittsburgh Public Safety, State Park Rangers and several partner law enforcement agencies will be present to ensure a safe experience for all.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich asks that everyone planning to attend not bring large bags, as they will be subject to search. Prohibited items in the park include, but are not limited to: Alcohol, drones, grills, laser pointers and any type of weapon, explosive or ammunition. Officers will establish security checks at park entryways.

Temperatures are forecast to be seasonably chilly, with a high in the mid-40s, and rain is possible.

The event will begin with a one-minute moment of silence in remembrance of the 11 victims, who were members of Tree of Life, New Light and Dor Hadash congregations. Those unable to make the event – from those in Pittsburgh to others around the world – are invited to host their own moments of silence at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, November 9.

 

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