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In addition a gathering at the Hollywood Transit Station, the Muslim Education Trust held a prayer vigil in Tigard.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Friends and family of the Friday stabbing victims were joined by community members  at the Hollywood Transit Center during Saturday evening's vigil.Hundreds of people turned out Sunday afternoon to stand against hate and honor the victims of a racist attack on a MAX train.

The victims were attacked when they intervened to stop a man who had been yelling anti-Muslim and other slurs at two young girls on the train. Two were stabbed to death and a third was wounded.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Asha Deliverance, mother of stabbing victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche, hugs Sharon Maxwell during a vigil to remember and honor her son the two other stabbing victims at the Hollywood Transit Center.The courage of the victims was praised at the vigil. The two who died are Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, of Southeast Portland. Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, of Southeast Portland, is hospitalized and expected to survive.

The vigil was held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood/Northeast 42nd Avenue. Transit Center MAX Station, 1410 N.E. 42nd Ave. The station is where the train stopped after the attack on board.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley gives brief remarks at the Saturday vigil.Jeremy Christian, 35, of North Portland. He was booked on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, intimidation and felony possession of a restricted weapon.

Those attending the vigil included Asha Deliverance, mother of stabbing victim Taliesin Namkai-Meche, Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mourners lit candles and laid flowers during Saturday's vigil.The vigil was organized by Portland United Against Hate, a coalition of civil right and social justice organizations. Another vigil organized by the Muslim Education Trust was also held at 8:30 p.m. at its Tigard community center.

PORTLAND TRIBUNE: JONATHAN HOUSE - Hundreds of people attended the vigil to remember and honor the stabbing victims Saturday.During a Saturday afternoon press conference with federal, state and local officials, Wheeler said the Portland Police Bureau was leading the investigation but also working with other law enforcement agencies.

"All of us standing here this afternoon are committed to ensuring the killer will face justice. We'll do everything in our power to ensure ppl of all races and ethnicities are safe in our city. There's too much hatred in the world right now and far too much violence," Wheeler said.

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