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Orlando shootings: Hundreds turn out at Dundee vigil

Around 300 stood in silence, lit candles and cast flowers into the fountains. Messages of support were also left at the top of the Caird Hall steps.
Around 300 stood in silence, lit candles and cast flowers into the fountains. Messages of support were also left at the top of the Caird Hall steps.

A huge number of people braved Tuesday evening’s weather in Dundee to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

It was a rainy, misty evening, but that didn’t deter a huge turnout of people devastated by the atrocity.

The event was organised by Dundee University’s LGBT Society.

It attracted around 300 people who stood peacefully in City Square in tribute to those who had lost their lives.

Sally Melville, the president of the Dundee University LGBT society had asked the people of the city to join with them in celebrating and remembering the lives of those who died in the mass shooting as they enjoyed a night out at the Pulse nightclub.

These are the pictures from our vigil tonight. What started out as a small, quiet event between a society and a youth…

Posted by Dundee University LGBT+ Society on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

“It is important to do this to show solidarity with the LGBT community in Dundee, as well as the international LGBT community – and for all those who will not be silenced in the face of terrorist acts, instead acting with compassion and strength,” she said.

The mass shooting, said to be the worst of its kind in American history, left 49 people dead and a further 53 wounded.

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