Pennsylvanians hold vigils for Paris victims

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 16, 2015 6:52 AM

Stephane Fosik, from left, Cedrine Plongeur and Cloe Tinchant light candles in the shape of a peace symbol in LOVE Park, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, during a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Undated) -- Scores of people have gathered around Pennsylvania to show support for the victims of the Paris attacks.

About 100 people gathered in Pittsburgh's Highland Park on Sunday to support the residents of Paris and honor those who lost their lives.

They held a moment of silence before releasing 129 white balloons and singing the French national anthem.

Latifa Tariki, a Muslim woman from Morocco who has lived in Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, said she wanted to show people that terrorist attacks don't represent her religion.

Dozens also sang "La Marseillaise'' at a Saturday night vigil at Philadelphia's LOVE park.

A French flag waved beneath the LOVE sculpture, and candles were arranged in a circle of peace around an outline of the Eiffel Tower.

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