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At UC Berkeley, Vandals Trash Vigil Poster Honoring Kate Steinle


BY JENNIFER KABBANY - THE COLLEGE FIX EDITOR

A large poster at UC Berkeley of Kate Steinle was torn and trashed by vandals just one day after it was used to honor her memory and mourn the verdict that allowed her killer to escape a murder charge.

The vigil, hosted Thursday by the Berkeley College Republicans, was also protested by a small but vocal group of demonstrators who accused the GOP students of using Steinle’s memory to advance fascism and racism.

The vigil included candles which spelled out the name Kate, flowers, and an easel which held aloft a poster of Steinle’s smiling face.

“The burden of tragedy no longer solely rests on the shoulders of her family, but on the shoulders every American,” Naweed Tahmas, external vice president of the Berkeley College Republicans, said during the event.

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