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TONIGHT: A candlelight vigil for Lebanon in Montreal

To commemorate the victims of the Beirut explosion.

Mayor Valérie Plante just announced that there will be a candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of yesterday’s devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which claimed at least 135 lives and left over 5,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. The event will take place in Dorchester Square at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

“A candlelight vigil will be held this evening, starting at 7 p.m., in Dorchester Square, in honor of all those affected by the tragedy that shakes #Beirut. We are with you, with all our heart.”

—Valérie Plante
Montreal Mayor announces a candlelight vigil for victims of yesterday’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

The event has been organized by the Montreal branch of Meghterbin Mejtemiin, “an international and non-sectarian network of Lebanese citizens working together on initiatives in support of the citizen-led Lebanese revolution.”

For details, visit the Facebook event page.

See the mayor’s statement about the tragedy, released yesterday, here.

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