Peterborough remembers shooting victims

Crowds came out to show their support for victims of a terrorist attack at a vigil in Peterborough city centre.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 9:22 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:31 pm
Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074353009

The vigil was held in St John’s Square by the Holocaust Memorial on Tuesday night following the attack at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida at the weekend. Gunman Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured dozens more in the Sunday attack. He was killed by police.

For the vigil residents were encouraged to bring candles and messages of love and support.

A book of condolence, opened at the Town Hall by Peterborough City Council, was also brought to the vigil for people to sign.

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Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074501009

Prayers were also said at Peterborough Cathedral for the victims. Canon Ian Black said: ““We have been deeply shocked by the violent attacks in Orlando. There is no place for homophobia or hatred. We remembered everyone affected by the shootings in our prayers at the Cathedral this (Tuesday) morning .”

Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074709009
Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074637009
Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074501009
Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074709009
Orlando vigil at St John's Square attended by members and guests of the Peterborough LGBT social group EMN-160615-074637009