Pulse nightclub shooting: Tributes pour in to mark the second anniversary of the Orlando massacre
Today marks the second anniversary of the shooting which saw 49 people killed at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando.
At the time it was America’s deadliest massacre, and two years on people have taken to Twitter to pay emotional tribute to those who died, their words filled with love and demands for change to the gun laws.
Ryan L Terry tweeted: “It’s been 2 years since the tragedy at #PulseOrlando. 49 innocent people lost their lives, including a friend/coworker. Please take a moment to reflect on the tragedy, those they left behind, and how YOU can make a difference with your vote. #GunReformNow #LoveisLove #OnePulse”
Lauren West wrote: “We mourn, we remember and we never ever forget. 49 flames extinguished too soon, 49 lives lost for being who they were, may their souls rest in peace #OrlandoUnited #PulseOrlando #lgbtq #LGBTPROUD #pulsenightclub #rip #pridemonth”
“Two years ago, we lost 49 beautiful souls. My heart is still broken and will be forever. We love you. #PulseOrlando #WeareOrlando #Pride2018 #love,” wrote Ryan Freeman.
Speak Out Brevard pledged: “We will never forget the 49 lives tragically lost 2 years ago. We will never stop fighting for an #AssaultWeaponBan and common sense #GunControl. #Pulse #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong #PulseOrlando”
Another Twitter user called Carys said: “2 years since 49 innocent lives were taken away senselessly. But as always, the world fought back, it came together stronger, LGBT communities and supporters got louder. We’ll never back down, I’ll never back down. Love always wins. Change is coming. #PulseOrlando.”
And Bails simply wrote: “Love should always and will always win #OrlandoStrong #PulseOrlando.”
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