Members of the Sikh community in New York City are holding a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the shooting at a temple in a Wisconsin suburb.
The Manhattan Sikh Association held a vigil and moment of silence Wednesday evening in Union Square. The group also used the opportunity to educate attendees about who they are and what they believe in.
"Unfortunately, it's not ignorance," said student Harjander Gill. "Sikhism isn't as prominent as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity. So sometimes we are not as well-represented."
Former Army soldier Wade Michael Page walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis., on Sunday and opened fire, killing six people and wounding three more.
Police killed Page in a parking lot shoot-out.
The NYPD has stepped up patrols around Sikh temples as a precaution following the shooting in Wisconsin.
Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly attended a prayer service inside the Richmond Hill temple Monday afternoon.
NYPD Boosts Presence Around NYC Temples
They later spoke to the press, and Bloomberg decried what he called the "deafening silence" of the presidential candidates on the issue of gun control.
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