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Belfast shows solidarity with Orlando as vigil takes place at City Hall

Published 14/06/2016

Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Pictured is Emma McErlean and her child Fiadh with her 'I love my Mummies' T shirt on. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Pacemaker press 14/06/2016 Belfast remembers Orlando victims. Thousands gathered at Belfast city hall to hold a vigil for the victims in Orlando. A gunman with an assault rifle shot revelers in Pulse nightclub, killing 49 before dying in a gunfight with police . Omar Mateen, 29, of Port St. Lucie in Florida, pledged allegiance to ISIS before opening fire early on Sunday. He reportedly laughed as he sprayed bullets into the crowded club, which had more than 300 people inside By Monday evening, all 49 victims had been identified by the city of Orlando on its website. Pictured is Emma McErlean and her child Fiadh with her I love my Mummies T shirt on. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. Gareth Lee attends the vigil at City Hall
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. Rev Chris Hudson from All Souls Church seeks at the vigil.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. Rev Chris Hudson from All Souls Church seeks at the vigil.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. John Hudson from Bangor at the vigil.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. John Hudson from Bangor at the vigil.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. Dusk Strider attends the vigil.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando.
Press Eye - Orlando Vigil City Hall Belfast - 14th June 2016 Photograph by Declan Roughan A large crowd from the LGBT community gathered at city hall to remember the disaster in Orlando. Gareth Lee attends the vigil at City Hall

A vigil has taken place at Belfast City Hall to remember the 49 people shot dead at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The incident has been described as the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

50 killed in gay nightclub in worst mass shooting in US history  

Shooter Omar Mateen opened fire in the packed club in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving 49 dead and dozens wounded.

Police shot the 29-year-old dead after he barricaded himself in a bathroom, taking several people hostage.

US President Obama said the inquiry was being treated as a terrorist investigation, but added there was no clear evidence that Omar Mateen was directed by IS.

Orlando massacre: Lord Mayor leads tribute to shooting victims

Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston led tributes locally signing a book of condolences at City Hall.

A vigil took place in Londonderry on Monday evening and on Tuesday scores turned out to Belfast City Hall to show solidarity with Orlando.

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