Vittorio Arrigoni Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, April 19
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Edmonton City Hall
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Thirty-six-year-old Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni, a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, was found dead April 15 in Gaza after being kidnapped. Vittorio was a dedicated advocate for Palestinian rights and spent much of his time in Gaza. The pro-Palestinian activist from Italy was an inspiration to all of us, and a voice for the Palestinian cause.
In his memory, the Arab blogging community is setting up vigils all over the world in his memory on April 19th. Because of the strong community we have here in Edmonton, on April 19th we will be holding a vigil alongside other vigils in Cairo, Amman, Ramallah, Gaza, and Beirut.
Please join us in remembrance for a fallen hero.
You can read more about Vittorio’s life, activism and tragic death here. The link also includes a roundup of new coverage from around the world.
You can also read a moving piece on Vittorio by Jeff Halper, coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions (ICAHD).
To follow the memories and outcry over Vittorio’s death check out the #Vittorio trend on Twitter, and the Twitter account @VikUtopia.
Pictures from our vigil in Edmonton will be compiled with the photos from vigils around the world. So please, spread the news and come out.