VIGILS were held across the UK for trans teenage girl Brianna Ghey who was stabbed to death in Warrington last weekend.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in the town where she was killed, as far south as Southampton, on Saturday afternoon.
Brianna, a 16-year-old trans girl, was found dead on a path in Culcheth Linear Park at around 3:13pm on February 11.
But tragically, the Birchwood-area teenager in Warrington was pronounced dead at the scene.
Some of those gathered in the town of Cheshire carried rainbow and trans flags over their shoulders, held candles, turned on phone lights and laid flowers.
While others wrote tributes on a poster placed in the town square.
Gatherings were also held in London, Derby, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and Reading when thousands paid their respects.
Sobbing mourners left cards during the vigil with messages such as “Rest in Power Brianna” and “Protect Trans Kids.”
Others wore t-shirts with Brianna’s picture on the front.
Many of the well-wishers wore Rest in Power Brianna Ghey t-shirts with a picture of her on the front.
Labor MP for Warrington North Charlotte Nichols said the local community was left “staggering”.
She added, “I can’t imagine the agony her family, friends and loved ones are going through right now – no parent should ever have to bury a child.”
Other vigils were held in Southampton, Nottingham and Edinburgh on Friday.
It comes after another candlelight vigil was held in Culcheth Village Green, near the scene of the crime, on Friday.
The event was attended by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
He tweeted, “Here to commemorate Brianna, sending our love to her family and our support to young trans people everywhere.”
A boy and girl, both 15, have been charged with their murder and appeared via video link on Thursday at Liverpool Crown Court, where a hearing date has been set for July.
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