Crews fin­ish rain­bow cross­walk near Pulse

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

OR­LANDO, Fla. — Crews have com­pleted a rain­bow­col­ored cross­walk near a gay night­club in Florida where a gun­man killed 49 peo­ple. News out­lets re­port that the cross­walk be­came re­al­ity early Wed­nes­day. Thou­sands of peo­ple signed a pe­ti­tion ask­ing the city of Or­lando for a col­or­ful me­mo­rial to the vic­tims on the street just south of Pulse night­club in Or­lando.

The Florida De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion also ap­proved the cross­walk. Omar Ma­teen pledged al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State dur­ing a three-hour stand­off at the night­club be­fore he was killed in a shoot-out with po­lice of­fi­cers in June 2016. It was the worst mass shoot­ing in mod­ern U.S. his­tory un­til Oct. 1, when Stephen Pad­dock killed 58 peo­ple at a coun­try mu­sic fes­ti­val in Las Ve­gas.

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