Call for worldwide moment of silence for Pittsburgh synagogue victims

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2018 4:18 AM

A woman visits a memorial for Irving Yougher outside the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh. A gunman shot a killed 11 people while they worshipped Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the temple. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Pittsburgh) -- A moment of silence to honor the 11 people killed in a synagogue is planned at a park in downtown Pittsburgh nearly two weeks after the massacre.

Mayor Bill Peduto is asking people around the world to join in the moment of silence at noon Friday.

It will start a "Rally for Peace" at Point State Park to commemorate victims of the Oct. 27 shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging people in the state to participate by reflecting on their common humanity and to work toward a more peaceful society.

The shooting was the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.

A 46-year-old man who is accused of the shooting rampage has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

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