Interruption of break to file this copy of an online news report dated 10 Dec 2006 at WHDH-TV New England News, entitled Hundreds gather in Boston for a candlelight vigil for Darfur
BOSTON -- A local coalition is working to stop the slaughter in Sudan, following more killings this weekend.
Hundreds gathered in Copley Square tonight for a candlelight vigil.
Activists are calling for an immediate cease-fire in the Darfur region of Sudan.
More than 200,000 people have been killed since ethnic Africans rebelled against the Arab-led government in 2003.
Just today, government-supported militias executed thirty refugees, either shooting them or burning them alive. Millions have run from their homes.
The Sudanese government is accused of supporting the militia blamed for most of the killing.
All flights to Darfur were cancelled today.
Authorities have also forbid foreign journalists from entering the region.
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