Gov. Raimondo orders flags to be flown at half-staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo has ordered all U.S. and Rhode Island flags to be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and buildings in honor of the victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida.

Raimondo says her thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones who were killed early Sunday in Orlando. But the Democratic governor stresses “we must do more than pray.” She says it’s time to “take greater action to keep America safe.”

Raimondo says she’s committed to protecting the members of the state’s LGBT community. She says she’s in contact with the state police and security efforts will be increased around Pride festivities.

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