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Thousands Mourn MH 17 Crash Victims With Silent March In Streets Of Amsterdam

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org
A crowd marches silently in tribute to the victims of the MH 17 plane crash.
By Myah Guild
Senior Reporter
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – A large
crowd took to the streets in Amsterdam this evening in tribute to those who
died aboard the Malaysian Airlines MH 17 plane that was shot down over Ukraine last week.
Today, as the first bodies
arrived from Ukraine, was a National Day of Mourning in the Netherlands. Of the
298 who perished on the passenger plane, 193 of them – about two-thirds – were Dutch.
A silent march in memory of the
dead took place at the Dam starting at 8 p.m., according to information posted
on the event’s facebook page. Organizers asked people to wear white and said
balloons would be released at the end of the march.
The crowd, which numbered about 5,000
people, included many wearing white and carrying white balloons.
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