LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan vigils are being held in honor of those killed and injured during a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. The Lansing State Journal reports dozens of candlelit paper bags decorated the steps of the state Capitol in Lansing on Sunday as more than 100 people gathered.
Alysa Hodgson, president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights, says it’s an “unspeakable tragedy” and “we’re all here because we love each other.” Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero pledged to “redouble efforts to make sure Lansing is a safe place for everyone.”
Other vigils in Michigan were held on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek and Ferndale. Others attended the Motor City Pride festival in downtown Detroit in a show of support.
More memorial events in Michigan are planned Monday