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Caught on Cam: Man Sets Fire on Pulse Nightclub’s Memorial!

A person was caught on camera setting a small fire to several banners at a memorial for the Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims.

The onePulse Foundation said the incident happened sometime around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The suspect seen in surveillance video is a man in a wheelchair wearing a baseball cap.

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The video footage shows person rolling up to the memorial — which features a large photo wall with banners and names of the victims — and lighting a small fire before leaving.

“On October 12 around 8:30 p.m. EST, an individual damaged our offering wall. Three Angel banners were burned along with other items within the affected area,” the OnePulse Foundation said in their post. 

“If you know this individual (watch from minute 2:30), please call the OPD information line at 407-246-2470 and reference case number 2021-003-693-96. We appreciate your support. #WeWillNotLetHateWin”

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The fire mostly went out on its own but a passerby stomped out the remaining embers, the video shows. Three angel banners were burned, along with several other items that had been placed in the area.

Pulse was a gay bar, dance club, and nightclub in Orlando, Florida, founded in 2004 by Barbara Poma and Ron Legler. 

On June 12, 2016, the club was the scene of the second worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history, and the second deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the events of September 11, 2001.

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Forty-nine people were killed and fifty-three other people were injured.

Five years later, the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub remains the single deadliest attack on the LGBT+ community in the history of the USA, and it completely shook queer communities worldwide.

President Joe Biden signed a law shortly after the fifth anniversary of the devastating event that designated the former nightclub as a national memorial site.

Biden, who was vice president when the shooting occurred, signed legislation at a White House ceremony attended by survivors of the 2016 attack on 26 June.

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