The memory of Edwin Ixpatac was honored during a vigil candle walk held in San Pedro Town on Saturday, March 12th. The event was organized by friends and family members of the late Ixpatac who succumbed to injuries sustained from apparent police brutality. A small group of island residents dressed in white and carrying candles gathered at the Central Park where the walk started. Also present at the event were Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Area Representative and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr.
Before the vigil walk started through the streets of the town core, the local leaders shared a few remarks with the attendees and the family of the deceased. Mayor Guerrero thanked everyone for coming out to join in on the peaceful walk. He stated that times like this is when the island residents need to be more united and fight any odds that may hamper the peace on the island.
Right after the speeches the solidarity walk left from the Central Park and headed north through Barrier Reef Drive, then onto Pescador drive and finally returning to the Central Park. During the walk, other island residents who have lost family members due to crime also took the opportunity to bring out posters with pictures of their beloved ones. Among the other victims that were remembered during the event was San Pedro Jeffrey Eiley, and Samantha Barrios, a Honduran girl who was recently murdered in an aggravated burglary.
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