The actors Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton joined several hundred people for a rally in honor of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue,
The rally was held under the banner "Stronger than Hate: A Gathering of Compassion, Unity and Love," at Point State Park, located in the Pittsburgh village of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The rally began with a moment of silence to the 11 killed in the murder in October 27th at Tree of Life's synagogue at Squirrel Hill.
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Hanks in Pittsburgh was investigating and filming a film about the life of Fred Rogers, a native of Squirrel Hill. He was joined by the Rogers widow, Joanne. Keaton is a native of Pittsburgh.
"A visitor will know how great this is because Pittsburgh has been proven," said Hanks.
"We are collecting today today on 80 years since Cristallnacht: a day that Jews in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia saw glass cutting glasses from businesses, saw the vandalism and damage caused by physical harm – words anti-Semitism, reflected in 80 years ago, in the first violent acts that would lead to the Holocaust, "said Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto during the rally.
Robert Bowers, the alleged slaughter, pleaded innocently in the federal district court and asked for a jury trial in the case, which contains 44 payments, 32 of which are punished by death.