Victims of Florida gay night club mass shooting honored on 5 year anniversary in Orlando

Mourners hold candles while observing a moment of silence during a vigil for the mass shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 13, 2016 . Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Via: History

On Saturday, the fifth anniversary of a horrific shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida, the 49 victims were remembered in Orlando and around the world.

More than 600 places of worship around the world tolled their bells 49 times to remember each victim of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, according to city officials in Orlando. The victims' names were read out at Orlando's First United Methodist Church by loved ones and community members.

Throughout the day, elected officials and activists stressed that the people who died should be remembered not simply with words, but also with acts. Following the tragedy, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat from Orlando, said she was inspired to run for public office during a livestreamed national discussion held by a coalition of human rights and gun safety organizations.

Publish : 2021-06-13 07:35:00

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