East Bay residents to hold vigil to honor those killed by police

A group of Antioch residents, backed by Make a Stand in Your Community, will host a candlelight vigil on Friday in honor of nine men who were killed at the hands of local police.

The vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Antioch Police Department at 300 L St.

The event comes after several weeks of protests in Antioch over police brutality, racial injustice and the city’s hiring of Michael Mellone, following his resignation as a cop in San Francisco. That angered residents because it…

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