09:45AM, Tuesday 14 June 2016
Slough Borough Council’s members’ community cohesion group has released a statement in the wake of Sunday’s Orlando shootings.
A gunman opened fire in a gay club in the early hours of the morning, killing 49 people in what is said to have been the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history.
The group’s statement said: “We are shocked and saddened by the horrific attack taking innocent lives in Orlando on Sunday.
“No one should live their lives with the fear of being gunned down; let alone when they are harming no one and expressing and enjoying themselves with friends and loved ones.
“We stand with the world in condemning the actions of the gunman who, instead of choosing the path of tolerance and understanding, chose cold-blooded murder.
“Intolerance of others only breeds hatred and ignores the huge evidence that across communities, across ages and across sexuality, more unites us than divides us.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones.”
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