Aberdeen comes together in support of Orlando shootings

A minutes silence was held at Cheerz Bar on Monday


A vigil was held on Monday in Cheerz Bar in honour of last week’s Florida attack. 

In partnership with Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender societies and sexual health advisor Four Pillars, Cheerz Bar held a one minute silence on Monday night in support of the victims of the attack.

Around 50 people attended the vigil in the city centre on Monday, where balloons were released into the sky in memory of the victims.

Over £160 was raised in a donation bucket on the night for Equality Florida , and the bucket will stay in the bar for the remainder of the week for those still wishing to donate.

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Jacob Profitt, of AU LGBTQ, told The Express: “It’s bittersweet because I’m proud of all the community in Aberdeen coming together, but it’s a tragic occasion.

“It’s really got to people here and I know people that have been personally affected.”