An estimated 50,000 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember the 49 people killed in Orlando, Florida, last week, event organizers said.
Throngs of people packed onto the banks of Lake Eola, near downtown Orlando, holding signs with messages like “Love always conquers hate” and “Free hugs.”
It was a staggering display of support punctuated by a moment of silence, a rainbow and tens of thousands of attendees, each holding his or her own lighted candle.
“Wow, Orlando,” Mayor Buddy Dyer told the crowd, The Orlando Sentinel reported. “You’re showing your love, your compassion, your unity…
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