ORLANDO — Tens of thousands of people in central Florida held up candles around a lake in the heart of downtown Orlando as the names were recited of each of the victims who died from the Pulse massacre just a week ago.
People chanted “We remember them!” after the names were recited at Lake Eola Park Sunday night.
Forty-nine people were slain and 53 were injured during the massacre at Pulse. The gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with police.
The candles being held by participants created a ring of fire around the lake.