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Stephen Colbert walks 'Bridge to Peace' to honor victims of Charleston shooting

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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On Sunday, Stephen Colbert joined thousands who gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, to take part in a "Bridge to Peace" unity chain.

The event, which spanned the Arthur Ravenel Bridge, was held in honor of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Colbert shared video from the day on Twitter, while many others in attendance shared photos of him on social media.

"Just finished walking with Stephen Colbert on the [Ravenel Bridge] in Charleston in support of those we lost in the church shooting," Gerald Mindel wrote in a caption on Instagram. "Thank you Stephen and everyone for your support!"

Colbert, who grew up in Charleston, has long shown his support for his home state. In May, the soon-to-be "Late Show" host helped fund $800,000 in grants for South Carolina schools.

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