12 July 2016

Capital shows colours in support of Orlando

| Michael Reid
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Picture: Michelle Doherty

Landmarks around the capital were lit up in the colours of the rainbow flag on Monday night to show solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in a Florida nightclub that claimed 50 lives.

At least 53 others were wounded when a gunman armed with an assault rifle and a handgun opened fire inside the Pulse club in Orlando.

Chief minister Andrew Barr tweeted: Bridges & monuments all around #CBR showing #pride and #solidarity with the #LGBTIQ victims of the #OrlandoShooting.

Earlier he condemned the massacre at the gay nightclub, saying there was “no place in any civilised society for this kind of hate”.

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I attended the event at 16West last night, and a piece on it has been submitted for those interested.

dungfungus said :

While that is a nice gesture is it a smart thing to do?

Ok ill bite, why is it not a “smart” thing to do?

While that is a nice gesture is it a smart thing to do?

16West are holding a memorial gathering tomorrow night (Wednesday 15th) at their venue (West Row, Civic) and will be taking donations for a fund organised by Pulse Nightclub for the victims families. I will be attending and will write up a report for RA afterwards.

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