People all over the country have expressed their grief over the Orlando shooting in different ways. The mass shooting left 50 people dead and injured more than 50 others when an individual opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday, June 12. These photos of the Empire State Building going dark for Orlando victims show one way that people, particularly those in New York City, are showing their support for all those involved in this tragic incident.
When past terror attacks have happened across the world, the Empire State Building's lights have changed accordingly. For example, the Empire State Building paid tribute to Paris after the November attacks; in March, the building honored the Brussels victims by lighting up yellow, black, and red after the March 2016 attacks.
From donating blood in the Orlando area to sharing supportive messages on social media to simply advocating for the LGBTQ community, there are various ways you can help the Orlando shooting victims and their families. But in the wake of a horrific terror attack that has shaken the country to its core, sometimes simple gestures go a long way in showing solidarity with all those affected. Here are photos of the dark Empire State Building as a way to stand with Orlando:
And as the Empire State Building went dark to honor the Orlando victims, One World Trade lit up with a rainbow of colors to show solidarity with everyone involved.