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Wed Jun 15 2016 (Updated 06/16/16)
Love and Solidarity from Watsonville to Orlando
Wed Jun 15 2016 (Updated 06/16/16)
Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando, Florida, Nightclub Mass Shooting
SOMOS LGBT, a community organization raising awareness on equality and acceptance for all, began in Watsonville nine years ago. On the evening of June 13, SOMOS LGBT held a vigil at Watsonville Plaza to "remember one of the most horrific tragedies committed against the LGBT community at a gay club in Orlando, Florida." The day before on June 12, a mass shooting occurred inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, resulting in 53 wounded and 50 dead, including the gunman, who was killed by police after a three-hour standoff.

Community members from throughout Santa Cruz County gathered in Watsonville's historic downtown Plaza to creatively express themselves through chants, singing, and holding signs to bring awareness of the continued attacks against LGBT people in this country.

SOMOS LGBT will hold a vigil in the Plaza every day until Sunday from 6:30 to 7:30.

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