Orlando Unveils Rainbow Crossing Near Pulse Nightclub

The city of Orlando, Florida has unveiled a rainbow crossing near the Pulse nightclub in memory of the 49 people killed last year.

Over 2,700 people signed a petition requesting the crossing in memory of the victims.

The permanent fuxture is part of an interim memorial plan to make the nightclub more welcoming to visitors, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer said.

In June 2016, 49 people were murdered and another 53 injured at the nightclub when a gunman opened fire.

The not-for-profit onePulse Foundation has been working on a permanent memorial, in consultation with community members, including survivors and the families of victims.

“The community most impacted by this horrible event in our history should determine the future of the Pulse site and how their loved ones and the events of that day should be memorialized,” Pulse owner Barbara Pima said in May.

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