GR Commissioners hold moment of silence for Orlando victims

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Like their colleagues around the country, Grand Rapids City Commissioners began their Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday with a moment of silence in honor of the 49 people who were killed in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.

“There is no place in society for this kind of violence,” said Mayor Rosalynn Bliss following the moment of silence.

“May our condolences bring you comfort and ease the pain of this terrible tragedy,” said Bliss in a Tuesday news release.

Grand Rapids will honor victims of massacre with a vigil set for 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Park Congregational Church.

Bliss also said Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky has met with organizers of the annual Pride Fest set for this weekend.

“Our chief is actively involved, to review all policies to insure the event is safe,” said Bliss.

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff through June 21 in honor of the victims as well as the five bicyclists killed in a Kalamazoo County crash.—–Inside Complete coverage of the Orlando nightclub massacre

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