Brooklyn Bridge candlelight vigil in support of stricter gun laws

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Associated Press

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people have staged an anti-gun protest on New York's Brooklyn bridge.

Demonstrators calling for tougher gun control legislation marched Sunday evening from the Manhattan and Brooklyn sides to the middle of the span.There they staged a candlelight tribute to the dead in the Connecticut school massacre. The names of the victims were read aloud.

Participants included a civil rights attorney and a lawmaker.

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184-a-12-(Julia Worcester, 18-year-old who participated in the march and candlelight vigil across Brooklyn Bridge, in AP interview)-"going to school"-18-year-old Julia Worcester, who participated in the march and candlelight vigil, says the gun violence has to end. (23 Dec 2012)

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182-w-34-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with Melanie Waldman Lloyd, mother who participated in the march and candlelight vigil across Brooklyn Bridge)--A couple hundred New Yorkers held a candlelight vigil and march across the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday to denounce gun violence and stand in solidarity with Newtown, Connecticut. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (opens with sound) (23 Dec 2012)

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187-r-28-(Sound of demonstrators chanting "no more guns", at a march and candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Bridge)--Sound of demonstrators chanting "no more guns", at a march and candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Bridge. (23 Dec 2012)

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186-r-29-(Sound of demonstrators reading out the names of those killed in Newtown, Connecticut, at a march and candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Bridge)--Sound of demonstrators reading out the names of those killed in Newtown, Connecticut, at a march and candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Bridge. (23 Dec 2012)

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183-a-12-(Mohammad Naqvi (nahk-VEE'), medical student who participated in the march and candlelight vigil across Brooklyn Bridge, in AP interview)-"of what happened"-Mohammad Naqvi, who participated in the march and candlelight vigil, says gun laws need to be tougher because if it can happen in Newtown, Connecticut it can happen anywhere. (23 Dec 2012)

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