Police release images of Orlando nightclub attack
Newly-released body cam footage gives a new perspective on the deadly shooting
On the second anniversary of the Florida nightclub massacre on Tuesday, is characterised by a die-in’s across the country in honor of the victims of mass shootings.
The demonstrations organized by the National Die-In a group of student activists advocating for stronger gun control, will also be a die-in at noon in front of the Capitol in Washington, D. C., and another in Orlando that will take up to 12 minutes, or 720 seconds.
“This number represents the estimated number of people who have died in a mass shooting, because the Pulse Nightclub Massacre,” the group said on Twitter. “Our bodies will symbolize the tangible effects that deadly legislation-act on the citizen.”
12 June, 12 noon. No more #LethalLegislation pic.twitter.com/VyiDBfdnZ6
— National Die-In Day (@NationalDieIn) 23 May 2018
A that-in a demonstration in which people lie down as if dead. Students from marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida mass shooting that left 17 people dead in February, recently performed at a Publix supermarket to protest against the company contribution to the campaign for a gun rights supporter, according to WPTV.
Students in South Florida are also planning a die-in outside President Trump Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., the Miami Herald reported.
The organizers of the planning of the protest outside the capital city of the country told the united states they expect 5,000 people to attend.
“Every student-activist I’ve met is very passionate, and the empowerment that we are all leaders now,” co-organizer of Acadia Gilchrist, a high school senior from Syracuse, new york, told the newspaper USA Today. “It is sad that we have to be, but at the same time, we all know that it is necessary.”
In this July 11, 2016, file photo, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse of the nightclub, the day before the one month anniversary of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Florida.
(AP Photo/John Raoux)
Also on Tuesday, the bells be rung 49 times at a church in downtown Orlando, and a memorial service will be held at Pulse nightclub, where a planned memorial is in development. Forty-nine ribbons will be hung outside city Hall, an exhibition about the tragedy will be held at the Orange County history Center and a rainbow flag hung from the Orange County Administration building.
PULSE NIGHTCLUB VICTIMS SUE ORLANDO, THE POLICE FOR THE ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS
The massacre of 49 people in the gay nightclub by gunman Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS, was the second deadliest shooting rampage in modern AMERICAN history. Mateen was killed in the disco in a shootout with the police. Earlier this year, his wife was acquitted of helping to plot the attack and lying to the FBI then.
In this June 12, 2016, file photo, law enforcement officials work on the Pulse gay night club in Orlando, Fla., after a massive shooting.
(AP Photo/Chris O’meara)
Next Tuesday is the anniversary of the massacre, some survivors and relatives of the victims have sued the Orlando Police Department and the owners of the nightclub.
A federal lawsuit against the police and the city of Orlando was submitted last Thursday and he claims that the police officers have acted more aggressively to stop the shooter. A state lawsuit against the Pulse owners Barbara and Rosario Poma was filed Friday and claims the club had insufficient security.
Both lawsuits are brought by plaintiff lawyers based in Philadelphia and Michigan.
In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Lucinda Rex, right, and Clarity Thorne embrace during a vigil centre for the victims of a mass shooting on the Pulse of the nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
(AP Photo/David Goldman)
The Pomas said in a statement that they had not seen the lawsuit and that the focus this week should be on healing. “We ask that everyone keep the focus where it belongs, as we prepare for the Remembrance Week,” the Pomas said.
In a statement, the Orlando Police Department said its officers and other law enforcement officers did everything they could to save as many lives as possible.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed