Memorial marks second anniversary of Pulse Nightclub shooting

Robyn Amos, a church member, lights 49 candles in commemoration of victims who died during the Pulse Nightclub tragedy two years ago today, on the altar of St. Cyprian’s Church in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Cyprian’s Church in San Francisco’s Western Addition tolled its bells 49 times at noon Tuesday in remembrance of the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

The commemoration was one of a number of such events across the country, and one of at least held in San Francisco on the second anniversary of the tragedy, which targeted a gay nightclub. Another memorial was held at 18th and Castro Streets Tuesday evening to create a space for the victims of gun violence, particular young people of color and LGBTQ youth, to tell their stories, according to organizers. (Photos by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

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