Aurora theater shooting: Rev. Jesse Jackson planning event near James Holmes's apartment

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The Associated Press is reporting that the Reverend Jesse Jackson will meet today with the husband of an Aurora theater shooting victim.

He's also said to be planning a press event near the apartment of suspected murderer James Holmes following a nationwide series of gun-violence gatherings over the weekend.

According to Rainbow PUSH Coalition, prayer vigils were held in El Paso, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, San Francisco, California, Birmingham, Alabama, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Detroit, Michigan and (update) Chicago, Illinois, with Jackson taking part in the latter.

We've got messages in to Rainbow PUSH to get more details; we'll update this post when and if we hear back. In the meantime, here are some vigil photos from the Rainbow PUSH Facebook page.

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More from our Aurora Theater Shooting archive: "James Holmes: Inside the courtroom with shock-haired Aurora theater shooting suspect."

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CMR32
CMR32

The tragedy in Colorado has re-ignited the debate about gun control and military-style assault rifles. One aspect of this issue that rarely gets enough attention is that the same type of gun used in the Aurora shooting is also fueling violence beyond our borders. Check out this powerful video. http://www.wola.org/video/us_guns_the_awful_shocking_truth

ashleym
ashleym

Please note there was also a prayer vigil in Chicago and that is where Rev Jackson was not detroit. 

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @ashleym Thanks for letting us know. We'll correct. Appreciate your help.

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