Local residents were urged to bring their own candles to shine against the backdrop of 50 crosses with the names of 50 Black men murdered in Bermuda since 2003.

The ‘Breaking the Silence’ vigil, organised by Antonio Belvedere, was held last night at Victoria Park in Hamilton, to remember the victims of violence and the loved ones left behind.

He organised the vigil after his friend, Taylor Grier, tragically lost his life when he gunned down on July 30.

The event was designed to offer families touched by violent crime a time of remembrance with relatives, friends and members of the community together.

A moment of silence was held to honour all those whose lives were cut short by senseless crime.