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People gather outside of Power House Gym in Houston to honor Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen on July 5, 2020.

Texans across the state march to demand justice for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén

Guillén, a 20-year-old Army specialist, went missing in April from the Central Texas Army post. Remains found last week were confirmed to be hers, her family said. Her disappearance sparked protests against the military for its handling of sexual harassment allegations.

Friends of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén gathered outside Power House Gym in Houston during a vigil held in her honor on Sunday.
Juan Cruz kneels in front of a mural honoring his girlfriend, Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén, on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
People gathered at a mural and memorial honoring Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén at Taqueria del Sol on Sunday, July 5, 2020.
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Houston during a protest over the death of Vanessa Guillen. Guillen was a Houston-native who went missing from Fort Hood in April and is presumed to have been murdered by a fellow soldier. July 4, 2020.
A protester holds up a shirt during a march against the death of Vanessa Guillen. Guillen is a Houston-native who went missing from Fort Hood in April and is presumed to have been murdered by a fellow soldier.
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Houston during a protest over the death of Vanessa Guillen. Guillen was a Houston-native who went missing from Fort Hood in April and is presumed to have been murdered by a fellow soldier.
El Pasoans held a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen who was murdered in the armory room at the army base. July 2, 2020,
El Pasoans held a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen who was murdered in the armory room at the army base. July 2, 2020,
Protesters marched and held a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén at the state Capitol on July 5, 2020.
Protesters marched and held a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén at the state Capitol on July 5, 2020.
Protesters marched and held a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén at the state Capitol on July 5, 2020.
Irma Ramos holds a sign that says, “No mas,” at a vigil for slain Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén at the San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio. The hashtag #NoMas was used as a sign of solidarity against allegations of the military's mishandling of sex crimes.
More than 100 people gathered for a vigil in San Antonio to honor slain Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén.
Rebecca Leal holds a sign at a vigil for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén. Leal was so distraught at the news of Guillen’s death that she spent 16 hours drawing her likeness on the sign for the vigil at the San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio.

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