Thousands Honor Sen. Clementa Pinckney At State House Viewing

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Family and friends of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney paid their respects to the Charleston shooting victim on Wednesday afternoon, NBC affiliate WYFF reports.

Thousands of people waited in line for hours to say goodbye to the pastor and politician at the South Carolina State House. Those in attendance included state Governor Nikki Haley and Angela Clyburn Hannibal, the daughter of U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn. Due to the scorching heat, the American Red Cross handed out water and assisted supporters. The viewing was scheduled to end at 5 p.m., but continued until 6 p.m. due to the vast amount of supporters.

Pinckney was one of nine people killed in the shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week. Authorities are investigating the shooting as a hate crime after suspected gunman Dylann Roof admitted he intentionally wanted to kill Black people.

Pinckney?s wife and two daughters showed strength throughout…

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Thousands Honor Sen. Clementa Pinckney At State House Viewing

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