• Press Release

Amnesty International Response to Killings at Pittsburgh Synagogue

October 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27:Tammy Hepps, Kate Rothstein and her daughter, Simone Rothstein, 16, pray from a prayerbook a block away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
The following can be attributed to Victoria Coy, End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA:

“The horrifying killings of worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue are the latest example of the tragic results of the politics of hate and fear combined with the devastating impact of gun violence.

“We call on leaders at all levels of government to denounce anti-Semitism, white supremacy, bigotry, and discrimination in all its forms and to ensure comprehensive and sensible gun laws that prevent people with violent intentions from obtaining firearms.

“Everyone has the human right to live in safety whether they are in a house of worship, at school, at work, or walking down the street in their neighborhood.”