New Yorkers hold fake vigil for victims of Bowling Green massacre
A group of New Yorkers held a fake vigil Friday honoring the victims of the Bowling Green massacre, the event referred to by President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway that never happened.
People with signs that read “We are all Bowling Green,” and “never forget” gathered Friday evening for the vigil. Some also lit candles and left flowers for the imaginary victims.
In a video by the New York Daily News , people chanted “what do we want: alternative facts. when do we want them: now.” People also chanted “Bowling Green never remember, always forget.”
The fake event comes after a discussion in which Conway defended Trump’s ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.
In an interview with MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, Conway said that the Obama administration had imposed a six-month ban on refugees from Iraq following a “Bowling Green massacre,” though no such event occurred.
“I bet it’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered,” she said.
She later tweeted that she meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists,” referring to two men from Iraq who were living in Bowling Green, Ky., and indicted for attempting to send weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq.
Many on social media were quick to point out that a “Bowling Green massacre” never occurred.
Spotted at the Bowling Green subway station. A group chanting: “we all are Bowling Green, never remember, always forget” #BowlingGreen pic.twitter.com/OmgMPZTwfp
— Frank Posillico (@FrankPosillico) February 4, 2017
I love America. New Yorkers hold vigil at Bowling Green subway station. Photo from New York Daily News#BowlingGreenMassacre #neverremember pic.twitter.com/v4SJcKuYBI
— Brittany Jean Louise (@TripwithBrit) February 4, 2017
A similar vigil was held in Bowling Green Kentucky Friday night.
@TheHorrorMaster #wishyouwerehere #BowlingGreenMassacre #bowlinggreensquare pic.twitter.com/XNJ5d1Nl7t
— Will Sanders (@Cinezombi) February 4, 2017
On Friday night, the people of Bowling Green held a candlelight vigil to pay their respects. That’s hilarious. #BowlingGreenMassacre pic.twitter.com/Tfage7v79X
— Aaron Mitchell (@admitchell2) February 4, 2017
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