Human chain formed at MIT in honor of Sean Collier
At 2;50 p.m. on Monday, hundreds of people formed a human chain, starting at the site where Sean Collier was killed and stretching down Vassar Street toward the MIT campus police building.
The human chain was to bring the MIT Community together during the moment of silence at 2:50 to remember Sean Collier, show support for the MIT Police officers as well as all the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
MIT students, faculty, and staff all joined.
People raised their arms while observing a moment of silence and forming a human chain from a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier to a campus police station.
People gather on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 22, 2013, before observing a moment of silence for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Hajar Boughoula of Bizerte, Tunisia, writes a message on the ground with chalk near a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier on the school's campus in Cambridge.
MIT students and staff gather along Vassar Street for a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and for MIT police officer Sean Collier.
Standing in the line at 2:53 p.m. are, left to right, Sinead Chapman, Justin Petersen , and Brian Abraham .
Massachusetts Institute of Technology student Tanya Todorova, of Haskovo, Bulgaria, left, links arms with others to form a human chain from a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier to a campus police station, at MIT, in Cambridge.
“We will ask all at MIT who want to participate to make their way to various points on Vassar Street and hold hands, to remember Officer Collier, and to show our support to the MIT Police and come together as a community along the route that Officer Sean Collier drove many times. I think he would have liked this,” according to an email distributed on campus Monday.