Photos: Kamala Harris attends the funeral of the victim of the Buffalo shooting

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff traveled to Buffalo, NY on Saturday for the funeral of Buffalo mass shooting victim Ruth Whitfield, 86.

During the service, Harris gave a surprise speech to the bereaved. “We will not allow little people to create fear in our community,” she said. “We will not be afraid to stand up for what is right, to speak the truth even when it can be difficult to hear and speak.”

Kamala Harris hugs the woman.

Vice President Kamala Harris hugs Robin Harris, daughter of Ruth Whitfield, while Angela Crawley, second gentleman Doug Emhoff and Garnell Whitfield Jr.

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    Kamala Harris smiles at her husband, Doug Emhoff

Vice President Kamala Harris smiles at her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, after making remarks during Ruth Whitfield’s funeral.

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Kamala Harris speaks at the funeral in a church with many wreaths and people seated.

Vice President Kamala Harris, flanked by Rev. Al Sharpton, speaks at Ruth Whitfield’s funeral at Mt. Olive in Buffalo, NY

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Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff look at a large photo of a woman.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff look at a photo of Ruth Whitfield, who was one of 10 people killed two weeks ago in what federal officials are calling an act of “racially motivated violent extremism” by a white man. in a supermarket shooting in a historically black neighborhood of Buffalo, NY

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Kamala Harris lays flowers at a memorial.

President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff pay their respects at a memorial at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo.

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    Kamala Harris walks under cloudy sky with water on the sidewalk

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff disembark from Air Force 2 at Buffalo-Niagra International Airport on Saturday.

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