Flags are flying at half staff as Minnesotans remember the victims of the terror attacks at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Governor Mark Dayton also ordered the 35-W bridge in Minneapolis be lit with rainbow colors through Thursday. Dayton says “the horrific act of hatred and terror in Orlando was an unfathomable attack upon all of humanity.” Members of Minnesota’s LGBT community and others gathered last night (Sun) for a vigil in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded early Sunday when Omar Mateen began shooting inside Pulse a well-known gay nightclub. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Closer to home, security is expected to be bolstered for the Twin Cities Pride Festival later this month following the deadly shootings. The festival takes place June 25th and 26th at the St. Paul Saints stadium. Organizers say events will be held to honor the shooting victims.