ORLANDO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in central Florida held up candles around a lake in the heart of downtown Orlando as the names were recited of each of the victims who died from the Pulse massacre just a week ago.
People chanted “We remember them!” after the names were recited at Lake Eola Park Sunday night.
Forty-nine people were slain and 53 were injured during the massacre at Pulse. The gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with police.
The candles being held by participants created a ring of fire around the lake.
Organizers estimated that as many as 50,000 people attended.
At the end of the candlelight vigil, they chanted “One Orlando,” ”Orlando United” and “Somos Orlando,” Spanish for “We are Orlando.”
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