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Campbell shocked and horrified at Orlando slaughter

12 June, 2016 - by Mary Ellen Campbell

Sinn Féin councillor Mary Ellen Campbell has said she is shocked and horrified at the slaughter at the Pulse Club in Orlando, Florida, which has claimed at least 50 lives.

Mary Ellen Campbell said:

“I'm shocked and horrified at this horrific and senseless act of slaughter of the innocents at the Pulse Club in Orlando.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the relatives of those killed and injured.

“This atrocity has not only stunned America, it has stunned the world. 

“This attack on a group of people enjoying a Pride event is an attack on the progress that the LGBT community globally have made in the struggle for human dignity and respect.

“The world needs to show its support for the LGBT community at this time.

“I will be encouraging the people of Belfast to demonstrate their support for the families and friends of those killed and injured in the attack and have asked that a book of condolence be opened at Belfast City Hall.”

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