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Local leaders, celebrities and Pittsburghers converge to rally for Tree of Life victims

Photos from the unity rally show Mrs. Rogers embracing Tom Hanks and Michael Keaton speaking proudly

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers Brett Keisel at "Stronger than Hate: A Gathering of Compassion, Unity and Love" - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Former Pittsburgh Steelers Brett Keisel at "Stronger than Hate: A Gathering of Compassion, Unity and Love"
Today, hundreds converged at Point State Park for a rally titled "Stronger than Hate: A Gathering of Compassion, Unity and Love." The rally in Downtown was in support of the 11 people were killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

The alleged shooter, Robert Bowers, reportedly said "All Jews must die because they are committing genocide against my people," as he surrendered.

That act of hate has rattled Pittsburgh. Thousands mourned their communities members, and thousands rallied in the streets.

But the hundreds of Pittsburghers had reason to celebrate today. They were joined by local leaders like Mayor Bill Peduto and several celebrities, like Tom Hanks and McKees Rocks native Michael Keaton. Former Pittsburgh Steelers player Brett Keisel and actress Tamara Tunie also rallied with the group. Everyone was joined by Mrs. Joanne Rogers, the wife of the late Pittsburgh icon, Fred Rogers.
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham
CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP photo: Jared Wickerham


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