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Soccer friends remember Diren Dede in Germany

Published On: Apr 30 2014 01:58:28 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 30 2014 06:00:45 PM MDT
Soccer friends remember Diren Dede

Hamburger Morgenpost/www.mopo.de

MISSOULA, Mont. -

Soccer teammates of Diren Dede remembered him today in Germany with a moment of silence and a fundraiser at their youth soccer game.

The German newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost reported more than 1,000 people came out to show their support.

Among those in attendance were Dede's mother and sisters, along with many other Turkish families.  Reports said the different families sold traditional Turkish food and drinks to raise donations for the family.

The family said they will use the funds to help with expenses in hiring a lawyer in the United States.