Today, there will be a candlelight vigil, calling for PEACE and JUSTICE in the wake of last week’s hate crime that killed Luis Ramirez, a 25 year-old Mexican immigrant who was beaten to death by local teenagers in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. Eye-witness accounts claim that the beating was filled with racial slurs and epithets.
This week, justice has been set in motion – 2 of the teens involved are being charged with homicide and ethnic intimidation and will be tried as adults. A third teen is charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and other offenses.
Details of the vigil are below:
WHO: Gladys Limón, MALDEF Staff Attorney Crystal Dillman, Fiancée of Luis Ramirez Arielle and Victor Garcia, Eyewitnesses to the crime and friends of Luis Ramirez, Dr. Agapito Lopez, Community Activist
WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:00 pm EST – Press conference at 6:00 pm EST
Community candlelight vigil
WHERE: Vine Street Park Corner of W. Lloyd St. & Vine St. Shenandoah, PA 17976