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Cambridge Rindge and Latin School rally planned for Sunday

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  April 24, 2013 12:25 PM

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A rally for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students, alumni and other community members, dubbed the CRLSstrong Community Gathering, will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joan Lorentz Park on the corner of Ellery Street and Broadway in Cambridge.

The rally seeks to provide “a safe and open space” for the community to reflect on the Boston Marathon attack and the subsequent unfolding of events late last week, according to organizers.

They also said that the event will be held in honor of the CRLS school motto: Opportunity, Diversity, Respect.

Samuel Gebru, 21, a 2009 graduate, previously told the Globe that he and his friends came up with the event to help the school's students, alumni, and local residents come to terms with the bombings, which were allegedly carried out by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who graduated from the school in 2011, and his brother Tamerlan.

"I think the overwhelming feeling is just of confusion," said Gebru. "We are surprised. We are hurt."

Tamerlan died Friday morning after a shootout with police in Watertown. Dzhokhar, 19, was hospitalized after his capture.

Gebru said that although he did not know Dzhokhar personally, others have said that he was a smart boy who was active in the community.

"Everyone that knew him closely will tell you he was a good person. There was no indication of this at all," Gebru said.

For more information on the rally, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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