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Internet 'moment of silence' to mark US school tragedy

Published on Dec 21, 2012 5:54 AM
 
Mourners salute as the funeral procession for Benjamin Wheeler, 6, departs the Trinity Episcopal Church on Dec 20, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. United States (US) tech leaders and celebrities have joined a call for an "Internet moment of silence" on Friday to remember the victims of last week's massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school. -- PHOTO : AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) tech leaders and celebrities have joined a call for an "Internet moment of silence" on Friday to remember the victims of last week's massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, television host Ryan Seacrest and singer Britney Spears were among the leaders of the Stand With Sandy Hook campaign launched online at causes.com.

They called for backers to halt online activity at 1330 GMT (9.30pm Singapore time) to reflect on and seek action to prevent a recurrence of the tragedy.

"Please join in a national moment of silence in honour of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy," the Web page said.

 
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