In Pictures And Tweets: Soho Holds Hands For Orlando

By Londonist Staff Last edited 16 months ago
In Pictures And Tweets: Soho Holds Hands For Orlando

Thousands gathered on Old Compton Street, Soho last night to remember the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which left 49 dead.

Photo by Rob Telford in the Londonist Flickr pool

London's LGBT community, and countless other people, were out in force to show their solidarity with Orlando, by way of a one-minute silence, chanting, banner waving, dancing and a mass hand-holding.

Photo by Rob Telford in the Londonist Flickr pool

Long-time gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was on Old Compton Street last night (pictured second from right):

Photo by Alisdare Hickson in Flickr creative commons

As was Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:

Similar vigils were taking place around the rest of the country, and the world.

Elsewhere in London, many of the the city's major organisations including TfL and the National Theatre have been flying the Pride flag:

Tfl's head office on 55 Broadway. Photo: TfL

Last Updated 14 June 2016