Nationwide Vigils for Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee Detained in N. Korea

Posted by Lia Chang

Nationwide Vigils held for Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee in court June 4 in N. Korea

Vigils for Asian American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee will be held in cities across the U.S. on Wed., June 3.

The two employees of San Francisco-based Current TV - a media venture founded by former Vice President Al Gore - were arrested March 17 near the North Korean border while reporting on refugees living in China.

Both women, allegedly accused by North Korea of crossing into the country illegally from China and committing "hostile acts," will be tried on criminal charges on June 4th.

The organizers of the vigils hope to help influence a positive outcome for Laura and Euna. Supporters are asked to please bring candles to the vigils.

Vigil Locations

New York, N.Y.
Washington Square Park (The Fountain)
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Washington, D.C.
Freedom Plaz
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Chicago, Il.
Chinatown Square Plaza
Cermack and Wentworth Streets
7:30 pm 8:30 pm

Birmingham, Al.
Linn Park (tentatively)
223 Carrington Lane
7:00 pm 10:00 pm

Portland, Or.
South Park Blocks
SW Park Avenue from Salmon Street to Jackson Street
6:30 pm 8:00 pm

San Francisco, Ca.
Front Steps of San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Santa Monica, Ca.
Wokcano
1413 5th Street
7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Sacramento, CA.
L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen / California State Capitol Park
1801 L Street
6:30-8pm

Email Brendan Creamer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
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