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Pro-mosque demonstrators group after 9/11 memorial

 Graphic shows the state of reconstruction of the World Trade Center

GROUND ZERO

Graphic shows the state of reconstruction of the World Trade Center

Demonstrators have begun to gather in support of an Islamic center that's generating controversy because it's two blocks from ground zero.
The names of all the people killed at the World Trade Center site were read aloud at a three-hour ceremony Saturday on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
There were no protests at the ceremony, but some readers alluded to the emotional debate about the planned Islamic center and mosque.
Another rally is planned nearby, where organizers say they will speak out against the project. They believe it is insensitive to build a mosque so close to where Islamic extremists attacked the city.
Supporters say it is a matter of religious freedom and bridging understanding.


Updated : 2021-06-18 19:01 GMT+08:00