Yale University students and faculty participate in a candlelight vigil for Annie Le in New Haven.
Candlelight filled the darkness Monday night as thousands gathered on the Yale campus to remember graduate state Annie Le. "As a Yale student, as a member of the New Haven Community, it's a hard night for me," said student Mary Ellen Kwasie.
Among the crowd was Natalie Powers, Le's roommate who had roomed with Le for the past 2 years during graduate school. "She was always kind, generous, honest, caring, the list keeps going," said Powers.
The service included a moment of silence that lasted for a more than 5 minutes, then from the darkness came the sounds of a violin playing Amazing Grace.
Yale President Richard Levin attended the vigil and tried to console the student body. "We find it incomprehensible that life can be so unjust. We must come together to talk with one another to try to understand," Levin said.
Le's roommate said she still can't believe what happened. "That this tragedy happened at all is incomprehensible. That it happened to her is infinitely more so," said Powers.
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