A candlelight vigil was held in Times Square last night in memory of Michelle Go, the 40-year-old Deloitte Consulting senior manager who was killed by a mentally ill homeless man last Saturday morning while waiting for a train inside the Times Square subway station.
Here is a collection of photos and videos from last night’s vigil in Times Square for Go that were posted on Twitter. (One of the photos below is from another candlelight vigil for Go that was held in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she grew up.) If you were at either vigil and have photos that you’d be willing to share with us, get in touch using the contact information below.
Hundreds of people, including new NYC Mayor Eric Adams, gathered in Times Square on January 18 for a vigil to remember Michelle Go. pic.twitter.com/f0DJI4MwFx
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 19, 2022
What a moving tribute to Michelle Go, who lost her life in a senseless act of violence and is remembered by her friends at tonight's candlelight vigil in Times Square. pic.twitter.com/VcIyHnuG0d
— Asian American Legal (@aaldef) January 19, 2022
This evening, the members of the AHCTF gathered with the community in solidarity along side Asian Americans for a candlelight vigil in Times Square for Michelle Go. Thank you all for braving the cold and attending. pic.twitter.com/r7dKcefuHl
— Asian Hate Crimes Task Force (@NYPDAsianHCTF) January 19, 2022
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) January 19, 2022
Large crowds gathered on January 18, in Times Square, to honor Michelle Go who was killed when she was pushed in front of a subway train.
61-year-old Simon Martial was arrested and charged in relation to Go’s murder, after he turned himself into police, according to the NYPD. pic.twitter.com/hGbwANDSfR
— NPR (@NPR) January 19, 2022
Hundreds gather in Times Square to remember Michelle Go, woman pushed and killed on Times Square subway platform Saturday pic.twitter.com/jN2Wj6OsEq
— Stef Manisero (@StefManisero) January 18, 2022
Thank you to the organizers for making space for the Bay Area to show up to grieve for and remember Michelle Go tonight.
Let her light propel us to fix the grave injustices that took her away far too soon. pic.twitter.com/B8ydG65q5P
— Danny Sauter 李爾德 (@DannySauter) January 19, 2022
Tonight we gather in Time Square to stand against hate & violence towards our AAPI neighbors and to honor Michelle Go life.
— Marti (@MartiGCummings) January 18, 2022
In a sea of mourners in Times Square on Tuesday there was heartbreak and hurt… but also determination to ensure Michelle Go did not die in vain. @CBSNewYork https://t.co/q9Ox3VNn5m pic.twitter.com/dji1EnWXoZ
— Ali Bauman (@AliBaumanTV) January 19, 2022
Simon Martial, 61, who was charged with second-degree murder in Go’s death, was ordered held without bail this morning during his arraignment and must undergo a mental health evaluation to determine whether he is mentally fit. Martial is accused of shoving Go from behind into the path of an oncoming train. The attack was unprovoked and law enforcement authorities are investigating whether to charge Martial with a hate crime. His next court appearance is Feb. 23.