A few dozen people gathered on the Hilltop on Sunday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor children killed by police across the country.
“It’s in our best interest to come together and stand in solidarity with people who are saying: ‘This is enough,’ ” said 27-year-old Jamika Scott at the gathering near Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South Eighth Street.
Scott said the local event was one of many held across the nation Sunday, coordinated by the Coalition Against Police Violence.
The group has been organizing protests in honor of people such as Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who died after Cleveland police officers reportedly waited four minutes to give him first aid after he was shot by one of the officers.
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Josh Rizeberg, 36, brought 3-year-old son Eli to the Tacoma gathering.
Rizeberg said the vigil “represents the desire of a community ... to come together to honor these beautiful lives that were lost.”