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Social media showers support and prayers for Florida mass shooting victims

There is an outpouring of grief and anger on social media in the wake of the mass killings in a gay nightclub.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 1:56:27 pm
#OrlandoNightclubShooting, Orlando shooting, Orlando mass killing, Orlando shooting victims, #PrayForOrlando, #ImWithOrlando, Pulse nightclub, Omar Mateen, homophobia, Islamophobia Social media steps up in support of homosexuality and Islam in the wake of Orlando, Florida, mass shooting. (Source: Marina Marraco /Twitter)

Twenty-nine-year-old Omar Mateen opened-fire at Pulse nightclub, killing 50 revellers who had gathered for a celebratory night of dancing to salsa and merengue music at Pulse’s ‘Upscale Latin Saturdays’ party. The victims intended were homosexuals as Pulse is a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It’s been said to be the worst incident of mass killing in US’ history. (Get the full coverage of the Florida shooting here.)

As the word spread, social media reacted with shock and horror and prayed for the victims, survivors and their families. Some even stood up in support of Muslims, saying one man’s deranged actions shouldn’t be used to judge the masses of a religion.

Here are some voices from the digital space:

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