UK, USA and LGBT flags at half mast over Hammersmith Town Hall

Flags at half-mast over Town Hall after Florida terror shooting

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Image captionUK, USA and LGBT flags at half mast over Hammersmith Town Hall

The flags of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the rainbow coloured LGBT Pride flag were lowered to half-mast over Hammersmith Town Hall following the abhorrent, hate-fuelled shootings that targeted the LGBT community in Florida on Sunday.

The Town Hall tribute started on Monday following the terror attack that saw 49 people murdered and 53 more wounded.

Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said: “I know people up and down our borough will share a deep sadness that this happened and will want to send our support and love to all those devastated by this disgusting attack.

“In flying the LGBT flag, we send a clear message that the LGBT community is not alone and we stand in proud solidarity with all who are LGBT everywhere”.

The United States has declared a state of emergency after the massacre, which is the worst mass shooting in the country’s history.