Prayers and respect for the victims of a senseless shooting at a gay night club in Orlando continue to be expressed from people around the world, including right here in the Cariboo.
Martina Feldman is the Vice President of the Quesnel Pride Society.
“The Society had a great turnout for our events on the weekend and just waking up to that, we just felt this is why we do these events. So needed to show our respect because this is the exact reason why we do the parade, why we do the education in our community because it’s an act of violence like this.”
Feldman says they spent an hour at Lebourdais Park on Sunday paying respect to victims with music, candles and flowers. She says they then returned Monday to make sure that the flowers still remained in place, adding that the Pride Flag will remain at half mast for the next week or so.
49 people were murdered, with over 50 wounded, when a gunman opened fire Sunday morning at Pulse Nightclub.
The attack is being called one of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in modern US history, as well as the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people.