Rainbow flag flies at half mast above town hall

Calderdale Council has flown the rainbow flag at half mast outside Halifax Town Hall.
Calderdale Council has flown the rainbow flag at half mast outside Halifax Town Hall.

Calderdale Council has flown a rainbow flag, the symbol of the LGBT community, at half mast outside Halifax Town Hall as a tribute to the 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando.

Omar Mateen was shot dead by police after killing 49 people and injuring a further 53 at the city’s Pulse nightclub early on Sunday morning.

Extremist group so-called Islamic State called Mateen one of its “soldiers”.

The attack was the deadliest in recent US history.