UConn, Quinnipiac Hold Vigils to Remember Paris Attack Victims

Some colleges across Connecticut will be holding vigils tonight in memory of the people killed during the terror attacks in France on Friday.

At least 129 people were killed and another 352 were injured in the shootings and suicide bombings in France last week.

To honor those victims and show support for the people of France who are on edge after those attacks, the University of Connecticut is Storrs and Quinnipiac University in Hamden will hold vigils tonight.

Following the attacks, there was some racial tension on the Storrs campus when someone scrawled "killed Paris" on the nametag hanging outside a Muslim student's dorm room over the weekend.

As word spread about what happened, the campus rallied behind the student and students held a rally to show support for him.

The vigil tonight will be about standing with the people of France and showing their support.

UConn is also offering support services to students from France who are concerned about their loved ones in the wake of all the violence.

The vigil at UConn will begin at 6 p.m. while the vigil at Quinnipiac will begin at 7 p.m.

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