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One Year After Charleston Massacre, Civil Rights Leaders Address Orlando Mass Shooting

People around the country held remembrances, prayers, and candlelight vigils in mourning for the 49 lives lost in Sunday's domestic terrorist attack in Orlanda. These candles were it by students at Virginia Commonwealth University. PHOTO: Paulette Singleton/Trice Edney News Wire

People around the country held remembrances, prayers, and candlelight vigils in mourning for the 49 lives lost in Sunday’s domestic terrorist attack in Orlando. These candles were it by students at Virginia Commonwealth University. PHOTO: Paulette Singleton/Trice Edney News Wire

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Less than a week before America commemorates the racist shooting of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church, yet another mass shooting – this time in an Orlando, Florida night club – has America astounded with grief.

“Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder – a horrific massacre – of dozens of innocent people.  We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts,” said President Obama in a rare Sunday afternoon televised statement to the nation. “We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.  Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate.  And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.”

Parts of South Orange Avenue near the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was still blocked off early this week, according to the Associated Press, after a terrorist shooting that left 49 people dead – 50 including the terrorist – and 53 people wounded.

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