In Puerto Rico’s capital a monument to the victims of the massacre in Orlando was opened. For the country, this tragedy was a real shock, because of the 49 killed in a gay club at the hands of terrorists 23 were Puerto Ricans.
The monument was installed in the park Third Millennium Park in San Juan. It is a group of rainbow columns sticking out of the ground. The plaque at the monument are the first Puerto Ricans who died in Orlando, and below are the names of the other 26 victims of the terrorist attack.
“In the name of life, we are fighting with hatred, homophobia giving birth, their love and respect for Our slogan is torn from our hearts: Love – is love, love, love …” – is written on the memorial.
At the opening ceremony of the monument to the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin, he said: “Today we honor the life. Together we can eradicate discrimination and homophobia”.
Let’s remind, on the night of June 12 in Pulse gay clubs in Orlando, Florida, there was the biggest since the time of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack – a native of Afghanistan’s 29-year-old Omar Matin killed 49 and wounded 53 people. He managed to say that he acted as the representative of the Islamic terrorist group LIH.