Vigils across the Empire state for killings in Orlando

(NEWS10) — People across the country coming together after the horrific attack in Orlando, including right in the capital area.

The LBGTQ community in the area came together Sunday night for a vigil at a local bar and on Monday supporters will gather in west Capitol Park to honor the victims of the shooting.

Monday evening the park will be filled with people holding a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

The vigil will be held by the pride center of the capital region and in Our Own Voices.

“Incidents like this make it feel like LGBT people and LGBT people of color are not safe in America. This could have happened anywhere in this country, in the world. This impacts all of us- everyone,” said Tandra Lagrone Executive Director of in Our Own Voices.

This comes after another vigil was held Sunday at Rocks bar in Albany to honor the victims of the shooting.

Some here in the capital region having ties to Pulse nightclub in Orlando and some of them even still waiting to find out if their loved ones who were there during the shooting are safe.

Monday’s vigil in West Capitol Park starts at 6 pm and there are several other vigils planned across the state including in Syracuse and Buffalo.

 

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