People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed August 8, 2012
Oregon Sikhs Remember Those Killed In Shooting
Hundreds gathered in Salem Tuesday evening to remember victims of the recent mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Sikh and non-Sikh speakers at the candlelight vigil emphasized peace and unity. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman spoke with some of those who attended the vigil.
Singh: “I'm Doctor Singh. I practice in Eugene, Oregon. I'm an internal medicine doctor. I was glued to the TV. I'm not a TV person. I was glued to CNN. So it's been very shocking to me, to everybody else around me."
Singh: “My name is Bahadur Singh. I am from the Damesh Darbar Sikh Temple here in Salem, Oregon. Reaction in the community is really right now fearful. Always everybody is thinking, what's going to happen next. Because Sikhs are a very peacekeeping people, they stand for justice always. And some people really don’t like those things. They make troubles in the world.”
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