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  • 20.08.2019
Vigil in Argentina for NYC attack victims
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20.08.2019

Vigil in Argentina for NYC attack victims

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About 200 people have gathered for a candlelight vigil outside a school in Argentina to remember five classmates who were killed in the New York City bike path attack.
Relatives and classmates of the victims as well as other graduates of the Polytechnic School of Rosario consoled one another and shared stories.
Cesar Lagostino came to honour his friend, Hernan Diego Mendoza, who was one of those killed on Tuesday near the World Trade Center. Lagostino said he remembered Mendoza as an honest and generous person, "among those who deserve to stay in this world."
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The five who were killed had travelled from Argentina with classmates to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation.
US President Donald Trump said he had called Argentine President Mauricio Macri to offer his condolences .
Trump tweeted hat he spoke to Macri "about the five proud and wonderful men" who were killed.
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A press statement from the Argentine presidential office says that during the call, Macri reaffirmed his belief that governments must work together strongly against the "scourge of fundamentalist terrorism."
Macri will be in New York City on Monday and Tuesday for a previously scheduled trip to present his financial reform plan to Wall Street.
Eight people were killed and at least 11 seriously injured in Tuesday's attack.
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