BOSTON (CBS) — Hundreds gathered on the Boston Common Sunday afternoon to join in solidarity for an interfaith service and to mourn the loss of 11 people killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday.

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A rally attendee shows support in Boston after a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. (WBZ-TV)

Among the speakers were Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

“From the time that we started speaking here seven minutes ago, or eight minutes ago — there’s easily 500 more people here and they keep coming. People keep coming and the crowd keeps growing. So I want to thank you for that. We’re here today because we are letting the Jewish community know that we are standing with them here in Boston and around the world,” Walsh told the crowd.

Baker said, “The pain, the horror, the anger, and the outrage that comes with Pittsburgh and a shockingly large number of events across the globe, are a constant reminder to the rest of us that there will always be work to do.”

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Speakers addressed a large crowd at a Boston rally for Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting victims. (WBZ-TV)

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller joined other at the packed Temple Shalom in Newton as people came together to stand up against violence, hate, and anti-Semitism.

Eighty students at Clark University also held a vigil Saturday night.

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