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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A busy intersection along Bardstown Road took on a somber tone tonight.
Dozens of people gathered for a vigil to remember the victims of last week's deadly attack against the Libyan consulate.
The Muslim Student Association of the University of Louisville hosted the event.
Those who took part carried American flags and lit candles to share their message of peace at a time when they feel the Muslim religion is misunderstood.
"Stereotypically we're known as the violent religion and we want to put it out there that we're all about peace and we believe in compassion," says MSA president Rabia Buridi. "That's one of the greatest components of our religion is to be compassionate towards all people."
The attack in Libya, which killed the U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans, occurred as part of a wave of unrest over an anti-Muslim film.