Large crowds gathered on the evening of January 18, in Times Square, to honor Michelle Go who was killed when she was pushed in front of a subway train.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell labelled the incident, which took place on the morning of Saturday the 15th, as “unprovoked”, and said the victim did not appear to have any interaction with the subject.
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.
This footage, filmed by Ben Von Klemperer, shows an image of Go projected onto a billboard, as crowds and speakers gathered around the Times Square red stairs.
According to ABC 7 News Go’s family released a statement on Monday, saying: “We are in a state of shock and grieving the loss of our daughter, sister, and friend. We hope Michelle will be remembered for how she lived and not just how she died.”
“She was a beautiful, brilliant, kind, and intelligent woman who loved her family and friends, loved to travel the world and to help others. Her life was taken too soon in a senseless act of violence, and we pray that she gets the justice she deserves. Thank you for your condolences.” Credit: Ben Von Klemperer via Storyful