The vigil will take place in more than 150 locations across the country in an effort to “prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us,” according to event organizers.
Maria Gonzalez wept as she said her daughter’s death “took a big chunk away from my heart.”
“He would always joke around,” said 21-year-old Alexander Cruz, who had been friends with Evan William Davis since the two were in second grade. “No matter what the situation was, he would always find a way to make people laugh.”
The vigil will be held Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Los Cerritos Park, located at 3750 Del Mar Ave.
Members of the local diving community gathered Thursday night at the Deep Blue Scuba and Swim Center in Belmont Shore to hold a vigil for the 34 people who died in a boat fire off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Sena Khim was beaten to death by her live-in boyfriend, authorities allege. For her sake, mourners said, it was time to speak out against domestic violence.
The candlelight vigil will be held at the MAYE Center in Cambodia Town.
A crowd of more than 100 people gathered at the intersection of Third Street and Temple Avenue with candles, flowers and their dogs.
The goal of Thursday’s vigil was to “walk peacefully through Long Beach to neighboring black-owned businesses shedding light and love as Nipsey Hussle demonstrated with his time here on earth,” according to an Instagram post by Shades of Afrika.
“Whether or not it happened in Cambodia Town, it’s all of our problem; it’s not just the Cambodians,” one activist said.