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6/13/2016 - Mayor Ganim Expresses Solidarity with Victims and Families of those Impacted by Orlando Terrorsit Attack

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

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June 13, 2016                                                                Av Harris (203) 814-7992


Mayor Ganim Expresses Solidarity with Victims of Orlando Terrorist Attack and Their Families

Bridgeport, CTMayor Joe Ganim released the following statement regarding the terrorist attack on the morning of June 12, 2016 that killed 50 people at the Pulse Nightclub.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific atrocity committed in Orlando against innocent Americans who were just out having a good time. There is no religion that can justify the mass murder of innocent civilians. We in Bridgeport stand with the victims of this heinous crime and their families. We stand for openness, inclusion, and tolerance. We will always stand against those who hate and use violence with impunity.  All of us must stand together in the fight against terrorism in any form. Will have no tolerance for any act of violence with the expressed intent of harming other human beings simply because of who they are. We will be vigilant to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity, in close communication and coordination with our state and federal law-enforcement partners. The one thing that we cannot do is give in to bigotry of any kind and we must continue to live our lives in the open and free society that we love, undeterred and unintimidated by extremism, violence and terror.”