Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton speak at Rally for Peace


A large crowd gathered in Pittsburgh for the Rally for Peace at Point State Park Friday afternoon.

It started with a moment of silence that was followed by the reading of the names of the 11 victims killed at the Tree of Life synagogue last month.

>>Read: Timeline of events at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

The rally was also used to honor those who were wounded and the police officers who responded, all while calling for peace and unity. 

Actor and Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton took the stage to talk about how this tragedy really hurt us and he felt honored to be here today to remember the victims. 

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Actor Tom Hanks, who is filming a biography of Fred Rogers in Pittsburgh, took the stage and highlighted all the city neighborhoods before naming Squirrel Hill and talking about what a special city Pittsburgh is. 

They were joined by the widow of Mr. Rogers, Joanne Rogers, who challenged those in attendance with a simple thought, “Let us replace guns with hugs.”


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