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Orlando Mass Shooting Victims Remembered At Houston City Hall Vigil

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night on the grounds of Houston City Hall to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday night on the grounds of Houston City Hall to remember the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando.

People across the country have been mourning the 49 victims and hoping for the recovery of dozens of others who were injured.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner — who served as the vigil’s keynote speaker — urged Houstonians to demonstrate the city’s diversity by being more inclusive to one another.

“We’re going to work hard to give meaning and value to every, every community. As long as I am mayor we are not going to run away from anyone because of their group affiliation,” he said. “We are not going to make people secondary citizens in this city.”

Other city leaders and a host of LGBT activists were also present at the event.

 

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