San Francisco will honor the victims of this morning's mass shooting in an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub with a vigil in the Castro District Sunday night.
According to tweets from numerous local officials and agencies, people will be gathering at Jane Warner Plaza at beginning at around 7:30 this evening, at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets.
Candlelight vigil for Orlando tonight at 7.30 at Market x Castro in SF. https://t.co/oDmBqfP8XP— Trans March (@transmarch) June 12, 2016
As previously reported, local reaction to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub was swift, with Mayor Ed Lee saying via statement that the attack "is a stark reminder of the violence that still threatens our LGBT community."
"Senseless acts of violence against innocents, fueled by hate and easy access to deadly firearms, have become all-too frequent," the Mayor says. "We must continue to work each day to reduce gun violence and ensure every community is safe."
To that point, the San Francisco Police Department has announced that though there does not appear to be any credible threat to San Francisco, they will "will be increasing police presence in places of high public concentration including shopping, transit, and entertainment areas, the City's Castro District and LGBT venues as well our mosques to ensure safety for everyone."
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