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06/13/2016 01:29 pm ET Updated Jun 15, 2016

At Orlando Vigils Nationwide, Mourners Sing 'We Shall Overcome’ In Solidarity

A beautiful way to show support.

People across the country came together to stand with victims, following Sunday's shooting at popular Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, in which a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others. Police fatally shot the suspect.

During vigils that took place across the U.S., members of the LGBTQ community and allies sang "We Shall Overcome," which was popularized during the Civil Rights Movement. 

“The victims look like my family; they look like me,” Lorenzo Cervantes, prevention director at the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, said at a Tacoma, Washington, vigil which ended in the uplifting anthem. “But something has ignited in me, something that has said to me this violence toward anyone must stop.”

 

Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses

Crowd Outside New York City's Historic Stonewall Inn

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C.

Community Members in Jacksonville, Florida

Crowd in Tampa, Florida

Locals in Tucson, Arizona

Mourners in Jackson, Mississippi

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