Following the dreadful events in Orlando on Sunday 12th the City of Wolverhampton is flying its flags at half mast this week in memory of the 49 people left dead following the mass shooting. The city Mayor has also written a letter of condolence to his counterpart in Orlando following the tragedy.
He told Mayor Dyer that our city motto of ‘out of darkness cometh light’ resonated more than ever. He concluded: “Hate cannot win. Love, respect and dignity towards our fellow man will always prevail.”
Council Leader Roger Lawrence has also made the following comments:
I wish to express my solidarity with the people of Orlando and all communities which share the pain and grief this tragedy has engendered. Out of this suffering must come a stronger resolve not to be cowed or beaten by terrorism. Let us recognise our strength of universal humanity and the capacity to recognise and celebrate diversity amongst individuals and communities. While we mourn those whose lives have been lost we owe them a duty to re-commit ourselves to the struggle against inequality, discrimination and prejudice.
Let our city be a beacon where tolerance and cohesion are equally valued.
Council Leader, City of Wolverhampton Council