The Washington Post

A shocked Ireland holds vigils for slain woman:


Thousands fell silent at candleligh­t vigils in towns and cities across Ireland in memory of a young jogger killed in broad daylight, in what campaigner­s called a “watershed moment” in the call to end violence against women. Ashling Murphy, 23, was killed in her native Tullamore in the Irish Midlands on Wednesday while exercising on a popular canal walkway. Police say that the attack on the teacher was probably random and that the killer is still at large. The killing has shocked the country, and about 100 vigils were held in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including outside the Irish Parliament in Dublin, where a minute’s silence was held.

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