In Pictures: DC Vigil for ISIL Victims in Libya

Candlelight Vigil in DC on April 23rd, 2015 for Ethiopians killed by IS militants in Libya. (By Matt Andrea)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Updated: Thursday, April 30th, 2015

New York (TADIAS) — A candlelight vigil is being held in various Ethiopian Diaspora communities in memory of the 30 people that were recently killed by ISIL militants in Libya. The terrorist network released a video last week showing the gruesome, on-camera execution of Ethiopian migrant workers, most of whom were Christians.

In New York a gathering in honor of the victims was held on Tuesday, April 28th at Times Square. In addition, a special prayer service was held on Sunday afternoon at Medhanealem church in the Bronx.

Below are photos from a similar gathering held in Washington, D.C. earlier last week on Thursday, April 23rd, which attracted hundreds of people, both Christians and Muslims, who met at the Washington Monument and walked together to the White House.



Related:
Photos: New York Ethiopians Hold Vigil in Times Square for Victims of ISIL Violence (Tadias)
Vigil Held in Nashville for Ethiopian Christians Killed by ISIS (WSMV-TV Nashville)
Denver’s Ethiopian Community Mourns Countrymen Killed by Islamic State (The Denver Post)
In Atlanta Suburb of Clarkston, Georgia Christians, Muslims Honor ISIS Victims (WABE Radio)
Addressing Ethiopia’s Migrant Crisis (Tadias)
Grief Mixes With Anger Over Christian Ethiopian Deaths (NY Times)
Anti-ISIL rally turns violent in Ethiopia (AlJazeera)
Ethiopian police tear-gas crowds protesting against Libya killings (Reuters)
Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists (AP)
Ethiopians struggle to come to terms with beheadings of compatriots in Libya (Reuters)
Ethiopians Shocked by Islamic State Killings (AP)
Ethiopia in Mourning for Victims of Islamic State Violence (BBC)
Ethiopia Declares 3 Days of Mourning for Citizens Killed by Islamic State in Libya (VOA)
Ethiopia Condemns Purported Executions in Libya of Christians (AFP)
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya (AP)
ISIS ‘executes’ Ethiopia Christians in Libya (Al-Arabiya‎)
ISIS Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya (NY Times)

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