WATCH: Crowds cheer as anti-gay protestor arrested outside Pulse on anniversary of Orlando shooting
A homophobic protestor was arrested outside gay club Pulse on the one-year anniversary of Orlando shooting.
Last summer, 49 men and women who had gone to party at the venue’s Latin night were murdered by a gunman.
As mourners gathered to commemorate the year anniversary of the shootings on 12 June, three protestors held homophobic signs and shouted extreme religious rhetoric.
‘Warning: All homos will burn like faggots in hell’, was one sign, including another reading: ‘Sin = Death’.
BREAKING: Orlando Police have handcuffed a protester in front of Pulse Orlando #WFTV pic.twitter.com/FDptZCR8A9
— Michael Lopardi (@MLopardiWFTV) June 12, 2017
Many families of victims had come together to watch the services, the memorial concert, and a vigil.
One homophobic protestor was arrested just outside Pulse nightclub.
Social media videos show crowds cheering as police handcuffed the protestor and brought him to the ground.
At the scene, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said: ‘We are not here to relive the horror of that day.’
BREAKING: One protester handcuffed after showing up at #pulse. People attending ceremony cheer as he is placed in opd car. @WESH pic.twitter.com/cTrcMRlRLV
— Greg Fox (@GregFoxWESH) June 12, 2017
At yesterday’s memorial, 49 church bells were rang to represent the 49 people who lost their lives at Pulse.