City Hall Flags Lowered to Mark Tragedy in Orlando
Pride flag among those lowered at City Hall –
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George has lowered the flags at City Hall to half-mast in recognition of the mass murder committed at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.
The Pride flag was also raised and then lowered to half-mast at City Hall.
49 people died, dozens more were injured when a gunman opened fire in the nightclub in Orlando on the weekend.
Here at home, painting of Prince George’s first “Pride Walk” cross-walk on George Street in front of City Hall was scheduled to start tomorrow, but may be delayed if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Prior to the Prince George City Council meeting getting underway, Mayor Lyn Hall made this statement on behalf of Council “It doesn’t matter that it’s a thousand miles away in a different country. In this day and age of social media and other opportunities to keep up with what’s happening in the world, it has a direct impact on Prince George, it has a direct impact on our City and Province and our country. So again, on behalf of Council I want to extend our sympathies to those families who lost loved ones and certainly our best wishes to those who are still in hospital.”