The public were invited to attend a candlelight vigil in memory of the 50 people who have lost their lives and those injured in the attacks in Orlando on Sunday, June 12.
The candlelight vigil was held in Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick city at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 15 where the Unity Gospel Choir Limerick performed with sound equipment provided by Hear It.
The organisers encouraged those attending to spread the word, to bring a candle if possible and to bring rainbow colours, flags or paint so the Limerick LGBTI Community honour Orlando victims in a way that will be colourful and memorable.
There was a minute silence held to remember, reflect or to pray for those affected by the violence in the attack from this weekend.
All members of the public were welcome to attend; the aim of the vigil was to show solidarity not just for the LGBT community but for everybody who has been affected by acts of terror, violence or oppression in their lives.
“The vigil is being held In solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression,” said Laura Ryan, head of communications at Limerick City and County Council.