Felix Mitchell’s funeral gained national attention as an example of the impact drugs and drug-culture was having on the country’s youth.Thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects as the funeral procession went through Mitchell’s old Oakland neighborhood. His body was carried through crowded streets by a horse-drawn carriage trailed by 14 Rolls Royce limousines
Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wake
On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense football club who died in a plane crash.
Roughly 100,000 people took part in the ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of this week’s tragic plane crash in Colombia on Saturday. As the team’s stadium – the Arena Condá – has just 19,000 seats, two giant screens were set up outside for the crowds in the surroundings. The ceremony happened under torrential rains. “God also cries. That’s why it is raining so much today,” said Luciano Buligon, Chapecó’s mayor.
A message of Brazilian player Neymar was shown during the ceremony (see video above). “From here in Barcelona: My condolences. My prayers go to the families and the warriors that are gone. ‘Tamo Junto.’ May God bless and comfort us forever. Vamos Chape!”, said the player of FC Barcelona.
Thousands also lined the roads as the coffins were driven in a procession from the airport to the stadium memorial.
Soldiers wearing berets carried the coffins into the stadium on their shoulders, sloshing through standing water and mud on a field filled with funeral wreaths, club and national flags, and other tributes.
As the ground became wetter the number of coffins brought into the stadium grew as fans paid their respects to the dead. Some 100,000 people took to the streets - half of Chapeco’s population - and around 20.000 packed into the team’s stadium for the tribute.
A floral tribute marked out the centre circle at the home of Chapecoense Real football club, where 10 days ago the team celebrated their progression to the final.
Hundreds of floral tributes were left on the field as the coffins were carried on the pitch one final time.
Fans who could not get into the stadium took any vantage point possible to pay their final respects to the tragic team mates
Brazilian soldiers react during a memorial ceremony with the coffins of the victims of the plane crash in Colombia.
While thousands of fans mourned, families were reunited with the bodies of their loved ones for a funeral procession.
Relatives of the members of the Chapecoense enter the field and hold up cards bearing images of the players who died in the crash.
Fans mourn the loss of the people during the crash and hold each other during their grief.
Fans inside the stadium said their thanks to Colombia for their response to Tuesday’s tragedy near Medellin.
Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.
General Sir Charles James Napier, the Commander-in-Chief in India from 1849 to 1851. He responded to Hindu priests’ complaints about the banning of sati under British rule with this choice quote.
white people kill gays and women too you fucking dipshit
“be it so the burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pyre. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”
-Charles Napier on the indians custom of burning widows alive with their husbands
If in another 2 decades or so Lin dies of natural causes (saving everyone all the time AND being twice bloodbent can't be good for the 'ticker), do you think people would believe it? Or would there always be the urban legends around the triads that she's still out there, ready to take them down when they least expect it? She's such a part of Republic City as it is, it's hard to imagine her just fading into their history after her time.
Haha. I actually love the idea of Lin being a dark legend haunting criminals from the beyond.
I wouldn’t even be surprised if people didn’t believe she died because though she deserves an enormous state funeral with all four nations in attendance she’ll prob get tossed into a cardboard box and knocked into Yue Bay by some stray dog that accidentally pushed it off the dock. Nobody notices.
10 years later someone says “wait. Where is Beifong?” and the legend begins.