Amnesty activists to join tonight's 'London Stands with Orlando' vigil
Campaigners say they will not be silenced
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‘Orlando was a truly shocking hate crime on a huge scale’ - Kerry Moscogiuri
Amnesty International activists will join a solidarity event for the victims of the Orlando shooting in central London tonight.
The “London Stands with Orlando” vigil
will see people in Old Compton Street in Soho link hands in the street after bars - including those popular with LGBTI customers - pause in serving customers at 7pm this evening.
People in the busy central London district are being invited to publically hold hands as a mark of respect for the 49 people killed and 53 injured in Sunday’s shooting in the gay nightclub Pulse in the city of Orlando in Florida.
Amnesty International’s Director of Supporter Campaigning and Communications Kerry Moscogiuri said:
“Orlando was a truly shocking hate crime on a huge scale and it’s with heavy hearts but proud defiance that we’re joining the vigil tonight.
“We need to send out the message that we’ll never ever be silent when it comes to appalling attacks like these.”
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