Oakland’s Ghost Ship vigil, mourning

A participant writes on a long paper during the vigil remembering the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, California on Dec. 5, 2016. Attendees leave bouquets of flowers, write down memories, draw hearts and light candles in the front of the vigil in the pergola in the lake.

Denis Perez / The Advocate

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor

Mourners of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire honored victims by speaking to the crowd. Speakers recounted memories with victims, shared ideas of the victims and encourage the attendants to keep living for a better future.