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PHOTOS: Supporters Gather at UNR For Aaron Salazar


Friends, community members, and family gathered yesterday at the University of Nevada, Reno to support Aaron Salazar, who was critically injured while riding an Amtrak train outside of Truckee, Calif.

Austin Sailas, Aaron’s cousin, welcomed the group while Sean Savoy read a prayer. The event was in English and Spanish and was hosted by UNR students and faculty. View a photo gallery below.

Salazar’s family is seeking answers to many questions about how he was injured nearly a month ago. The family is requesting the FBI to take over Amtrak’s investigation and launched a petition for that effort: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/218/267/003/demand-justice-for-aaron/.

“As much as we would like to trust Amtrak, we fear that this case is being investigated with a bias to protect the company from any liabilities,” family members said.


Ty O'Neil
Ty O'Neil
Ty O’Neil is a lifelong student of anthropology with two degrees in the arts. He is far more at home in the tear gas filled streets of war torn countries than he is relaxing at home. He has found a place at This Is Reno as a photojournalist. He hopes to someday be a conflict photojournalist covering wars and natural disasters abroad.




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