11 Newspaper Front Pages About The Orlando Nightclub Shooting That Show The Impact Of The Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History
On Sunday, the largest mass shooting in United States history took place inside the Orlando, Fla. nightclub Pulse. At a press conference Monday morning, Orlando police confirmed that 49 people were killed and 53 were injured immediately following the incident, and many were in critical condition. This morning, newspaper front pages about the Orlando shooting have included heartbreaking photos and harrowing descriptions of the violence, showing just how hard the event has hit the Orlando community, the LGBTQ community, and our entire country.
The tragedy captured everyone's attention, earning several tributes at the Tony Awards and many high profile social media statuses. Obama spoke about the shooting Sunday afternoon, calling it "an act of terror and an act of hate." The shooter's reported alignment with ISIS led to an unfortunate flood of anti-Muslim responses, including reactions from Donald Trump. However, many Muslims expressed solidarity with the LGBT community and support for the shooting's victims. The LGBTQ community and allies also united in the wake of the incident, starting a fund to help victims.
Papers called the incident "a night of terror," an "attack on our freedoms," and the "worst shooting on U.S. soil." Others used it as a springboard to talk about issues including gun control and homophobia. Here are some newspaper covers from around the country and the world that represent the widespread and varied reactions to Sunday's Orlando shootings.
The New York Times
The Wall Street Journal
The Globe and Mail
The New York Daily News
The Los Angeles Times
The New York Post
The Orlando Sentinel
The Times of London
The Tampa Bay Times
Images: The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; The Globe and Mail; The New York Daily News; The Los Angeles Times; The New York Post; The Orlando Sentinel; The Times of London; The Tampa Bay Times; Diari ARA; The Guardian