There was a candlelit vigil for Harambe in Sheffield tonight and it was amazing

The Harambe candles at the vigil
The Harambe candles at the vigil
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People turned out to pay their respects to a gorilla shot in a US zoo in a Sheffield park tonight.

There was a candlelit vigil for Harambe, the gorilla killed in a zoo in Cincinnati five months ago, in Weston Park at 8.45pm.

The shrine to Harambe at the event

The shrine to Harambe at the event

People took part in 'prayers for Harambe' and lit candles to a shrine covered in bananas. No, we're not making this up.

Watch the video here, including the prayers and chants: https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldstar/

Similar events were held around the country including in Manchester and in Leeds.

An outpouring of sympathy followed the death of the western lowland gorilla, after he was filmed toying with a three-year-old boy who had fallen over the fence into his pen.

The child was not injured but zoo staff feared for his safety as the 17-year-old silverback dragged him up a ladder out of a moat.

Harambe was killed with a single gunshot, and the incident divided opinion all over the world.

Some commenters believed the boy’s parents should be held responsible and that the primate would not have harmed him, but others saw the decision as the only possible course of action.