Milwaukee City Hall voices against Orlando shooting

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From Urban Milwaukee:

Milwaukee’s City Hall served as the site of a solemn vigil Monday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando.

Hundreds gathered at 7 p.m. at the foot of the bell tower of the 1896 building, where a giant rainbow flag hung from Mayor Tom Barrett‘s second-floor office.

Surrounding the building’s southern end was an arc of hundreds of Milwaukeeans of all ages and races. The photographs in this gallery will show the diversity of the attendees, and the mass respect and dignity that was on display that evening in front of our great municipal building.

After brief remarks by activist Brenda Coley, Mayor Barrett and Karen Gotzler, head of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, the audience paused for a moment of silence.

All in attendance were silent, and the closed-off streets, devoid of the usual traffic noise, allowed the sonorous tones of the ninth-largest bell on the continent to reverberate in the heart, the soul and the guts of each one present.

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