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Paris Mourns For Orlando

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The deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. occurred at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando last weekend, and while much of the focus has been on the U.S. in the wake of the tragedy, the world mourned as well.

In Paris, mourners gathered at Trocadero to light candles and hold a vigil for the 49 lives lost in the deadly shooting, as well as to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community here in the U.S. and in France.

Some media outlets have been downplaying the fact that the massacre targeted LGBT people—particularly LGBT latinos, as it was Latin night at the club—but as Parisians gathered at the Trocadero, it was obvious that France was not ignoring the root causes of this shooting: homophobia.

In solidarity, the Eiffel Tower lit up in the rainbow colors of the LGBT pride flag, and many of the mourners at the vigil wore pride flags and rainbow colors as well.

Watch the Eiffel Tower light up as Paris mourns for Orlando:


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