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CMU, Saginaw Chippewa tribe to hold vigil for Orlando victims

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MT. PLEASANT, MI (WNEM) -

Central Michigan University, along with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will hold a vigil Tuesday night to show support to those impacted by the massacre in Orlando over the weekend.

Dozens of people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, in what has been caused the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The vigil takes place from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Michigan, 319 S. University Ave. in Mt. Pleasant.

The vigil is to show support and pay respect to the victims.

"Join us for a public vigil as we mourn the victims of the LGBTQ nightclub shooting in Orlando as well as stand in solidarity with the Muslim community as a backlash of hatred is directed at them in the wake of the tragedy," organizers of the event said in a press release.

The names of the victims killed in the massacre will be read at the vigil. Participants are encouraged to bring a candle and a candle to share.

"The Saginaw Chippewa Indian community would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives this past weekend. We offer our prayers and good thoughts during this time of mourning," Tribal Chief Frank Cloutier said.

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