Pride solidarity after attack

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 June 2016

Weston Pride revellers parade through High Street.

Weston Pride revellers parade through High Street.

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Weston Pride took to the streets of Bristol on Tuesday following the atrocity which occurred in Orlando at the weekend.

A gay nightclub in the city in the United States was attacked by a lone gunman, who killed 50 people and left dozens with life-changing injuries.

Tuesday’s memorial event was open to everyone and around 2,000 people attended College Green in Bristol.

They listened to emotional speeches and lit candles to remember those who lost their lives.

A spokesman for Weston Pride said: “We are sickened and appalled by this tragedy.

“It doesn’t just affect the 50 people who have lost their lives and those who are injured.

“It ripples out to every LGBT person in the world who all want to be safe and free to enjoy their rights to life.”

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