Occupy Seacoast holds a vigil Sunday afternoon in Portsmouth's Market Square.

Jun 28, 2015 10:37 PM

Occupy Seacoast holds vigil in Portsmouth following church shooting


PORTSMOUTH - Less than 2 weeks after a shooting inside a South Carolina church left 9 African-Americans dead, Occupy Seacoast held a vigil in Market Square.

Participants held signs reading "Black Lives Matter" and "Justice for All," while others stated "Being black is not a crime."

"We've had 6 other Black Lives Matters vigils - or events - and that's part of the problem is that we're not moving forward," said organizer David Holt. "As President Obama said, we have to take action."

Dylann Roof, 21, of South Carolina, has been charged with all nine murders of the churchgoers.

Holt said the Confederate flag needs to come off store shelves as well.


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