Organization holds candlelight vigil for Malaysian plane crash at embassies

An organization which has a name that means “together” in Ukrainian plans to hold a candlelight vigil Friday night in honor of the passengers of the Malaysian plane that crashed in Ukraine.

Razom, a nonprofit Ukrainian-American human rights group, plans to bring flowers, flags and light candles in front of the Dutch Embassy at 6 p.m. Officials have said a majority of the 295 passengers on the plane, which authorities believe was shot down Thursday with an antiaircraft missile, were Dutch. There were no survivors.

The group plans to meet at the embassy on Linnean Avenue NW and walk to the Malaysian Embassy in silence, according to a press release.

The organization will also hold a vigil in Philadelphia on Friday night. Another vigil was held Thursday in New York, an operations director said.

“Those responsible must and will be brought to justice,” the group’s release said. “For now, Washington, D.C., joins the rest of the world in mourning this tragic event.”

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
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