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Anti-bullying candlelight vigil outside city hall
Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Saturday, February 1, 2014 4:01PM MST
Last Updated Saturday, February 1, 2014 6:15PM MST
A gathering was held along Macleod Trail, in front of city hall, on Saturday night in the hope of bringing an end to bullying in the province.
“We want to show the world that we Albertans do care,” explains organizer Manwar Khan. “We will not keep quiet and will continue our fight against bullying and violence.”
“We want to create a bullying free Alberta.”
Jonathan Denis, Alberta’s Minister of Justice, was expected to address the crowd at the gathering.
Khan began his anti-bullying awareness campaign after witnessing a vicious beating in an Edmonton LRT car in December of 2012. Several people witnessed the attack without attempting to assist the victim. As a result of the beating, 29-year-old John Hollar suffering significant injuries and was left unconscious. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Manwar Khan has organized anti-bullying rallies in Lethbridge, Edmonton and Calgary.