Staff at Buckinghamshire County Council took part in a minute’s silence today (Wed) to remember victims of the weekend's Orlando nightclub shooting.
They congregated on the steps of Bucks County Hall, Aylesbury, at 11am today (June 15), where Leader Martin Tett gave a short speech in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
He said: “Thanks to everybody for coming this morning to remember the 49 people killed in the atrocity in Orlando.
“Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this tragic time.
“It is important to remember that this was not just a terrorist attack but also a hate crime against a key section of the community not just in America but across the world.”
Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured at least 52 when he gunned down revellers at Pulse, a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, on Sunday (June 12) morning.
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