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Thousands Gather At Bondi Beach For Candlelight Vigil Honouring Westfield Bondi Junction Stabbing Victims

Thousands gathered at Bondi Beach for a solemn candlelight vigil, paying tribute to the six lives lost and the injured in the Westfield Bondi Junction stabbing.

Yixuan Chen, Pikria Darchia, Faraz Tahir, Dawn Singleton, Jade Young, and Ashlee Good were killed at the popular shopping centre in Sydney’s east last Saturday.

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, and NSW Premier Chris Minns were among thousands of people who came to the sombre candlelight vigil last night.

NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott, who bravely confronted the attacker and saved lives, was also present.

The stabbing incident at Bondi Junction not only claimed lives but left a dozen others injured.

New South Wales Health provided five victims who were injured in the tragedy, claiming that they now remain in stable conditions in hospitals across Sydney.

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NSW Health Minister Ryan Park said the nine-month-old baby who was injured in the rampage has been discharged from the hospital but continues to receive care from expert clinicians at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Friends of Faraz Tahir, representing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), also joined the gathering.

AMYA national president Adnan Qadir said, “None of those people were there to meet this fate.”

“It’s a little bit confronting in a way, but it brings everyone closer together, and communities can lean on one another,” one woman at the vigil said.

“We all need to come together and keep living; we can’t allow things like this to divide us,” one man who attended the vigil said.

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