Miami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami Beach

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Washington, DC, June 13, 2016 | comments

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Miami politicians to hold vigil for Orlando in Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach will host a 7 p.m. candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims, family and friends affected by the Orlando shooting.

The vigil will be held at SoundScape Park, 500 17 St.

"I know I speak for the entire City of Miami Beach when I say we are all deeply saddened by the act of senseless violence suffered by our neighbors in Orlando," Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said in a statement. "My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured at the 'hands of hate'. Especially troubling is that the LBGTQ community was targeted, a group we very much support in Miami Beach. We ask for tolerance and love during these very difficult times.”

In addition to Levine, other politicians expected to join in the vigil include U.S. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, State Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, Miami-Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Broward officials held a similar vigil at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors earlier today.

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