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12 Jun, 2017 19:38

Pulse massacre: World honors 49 victims on 1st anniversary

Pulse massacre:  World honors 49 victims on 1st anniversary

On June 12, 2016, 49 people enjoying a night out in Pulse club never came home. The massacre brought terror to Orlando’s LGBT community as Omar Mateen opened fire in a devastating massacre.

Security guard Mateen, 29, killed 49 people and injured another 53 during the assault. A year later, Orlando is holding a number of events to remember the victims of the mass shooting on “Orlando United Day,” including a vigil at the city’s Lake Eola, several memorials and an event at Pulse which is open to the public.

Across social media, people are remembering the victims and celebrating #OrlandoUnited.

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Orlando has come together to remember the tragedy, with the mayor, police and others paying tributes to the victims and the LGBT community.

Others used the moment to remind people to value all of humanity, and fight against hate.

The anniversary also brought back memories for those who were affected by the attack.