Chicago (CBS) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Rev. Jesse Jackson and other leaders will attend a peace vigil Sunday afternoon at Daley Plaza following Friday’s mass shooting in New Zealand.
The Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, along with other faith and social justice groups, created the event after 50 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
“Hate is not benign; it is used to bully, rape and kill,” Dr. Dilara Sayeed, president of the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, said. “Today’s peace vigil is an opportunity for Chicagoans to stand in solidarity with the victims’ families thousands of miles away, while committing to peace and inclusion right here at home in our city.”READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
Vigils are also planned in Mount Prospect and Villa Park
The Islamic Foundation in Villa Park said Mohammed Imran Khan, 37, the son of a Villa Park couple, was one of the 50 people killed in the attacks.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, the suspected shooter, has been charged with murder in the mass shootings. Sources confirmed to CBS News that video livestreamed on social media by the shooter shows the attack in horrifying detail.