MSPs in Holyrood's debating chamber
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Holyrood's silence for victims of Orlando tragedy

MSPs in the Scottish Parliament have observed a one-minute silence in memory of those who were killed in Orlando's Pulse nightclub.

Omar Mateen opened fire in the packed club early on Sunday, leaving 49 people dead and dozens wounded.

Police shot the 29-year-old dead after he barricaded himself in a bathroom.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon later said it was right that Holyrood should reaffirm its opposition to hate crimes, calling the event the worst attack on LGBT people in the western world in recent times.

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