Montréal Pride in collaboration with the Collectif Carré Rose will hold a peaceful vigil in memory of all the victims who died in the Orlando massacre that occurred this Sunday at the PULSE nightclub.
The gathering will take place this Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm, at Parc de l’Espoir, in the heart of the gay village of Montréal.
After the tragedy, which has taken the lives of at least 50, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre shared in the world’s grief:
“It is with dismay that we learned this morning that a mass shooting occurred last night at a gay club Orlando, killing 50 and leaving 53 wounded.
We strongly condemn this act of violence, the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. On my own behalf and on behalf of all Montrealers, I express my deepest sorrow and sympathy to the families, relatives of the victims and the entire LGBT community. In these difficult times, Montrealers stand in solidarity with all Americans affected by this terrible tragedy. We share in this grief and in the struggle against all forms of violence. We offer them our full support.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the Declaration of Montreal, this tragic event reminds us of the importance of the work of mayors in the area of Living Together in support of inclusive, diverse and welcoming cities”
This was the worst mass shooting in the United States and deadliest terrorist attack in the country since 9/11.
When: Thursday, June 16
Time: 7 pm
Where: Parc de l’Espoir – 1294 Angle Sainte-Catherine et Panet