Fri. Feb 21st, 2020

Growing calls to cancel Pulse museum plans, tear down club


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MATT: IT’S BEEN MORE THAN THREE YEARS NOW. >> YESTERDAY, I WOKE UP. MATT: STILL HE IS FEELING PAIN. >> I WAS BAWLING MY EYES OUT LIKE I’M 29 HAVING TO GO TO THE STINGS. MATT: ALONG WITH THE PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT WHICH KEEPS THEM FROM WORKING AND HAVING THE LIFE HE DREAMED ABOUT, HE IS STILL DEALING WITH THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF IT ALL. NOW HE SAYS HE CANNOT KEEP QUIET ANYMORE ABOUT HIS FEELINGS TOWARD THE PLANS FOR MARKING THE ATTACK THAT NEARLY TOOK HIS LIFE . >> I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. PEOPLE ARE MAKING MONEY OFF OF SOMETHING SO TERRIBLE. MATT: NORMAN IS PART OF THE COMMUNITY COALITION AGAINST A PULSE MUSEUM. IT STARTED ON A’S BOOK AND HAS GROWN TO INCLUDE DOZENS OF MEMBERS. IT ALSO INCLUDES A PETITION WHICH HAS AMASSED THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES. NORMAN SAYS THE MAIN FOCUS IS THEY DO NOT WANT ORLANDO’S SHOOTING BEING A TOURIST ATTRACTION. >> THERE’S A LOT OF ANIMOSITY ON BOTH SIDES. MATT: HE LOST FRIENDS IN THE SHOOTING AND SAYS HE KNOWS MANY SURVIVORS WHOSE LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED. HE FEELS A LARGER FOCUS SHOULD BE PUT THERE ALONG WITH CONSIDERING ALL OPINIONS FROM THOSE MOST AFFECTED. >> THEY WERE VICTIMS AND THEIR VOICES SHOULD BE HEARD. >> THE ONE PULSE FOUNDATION RESPONDS WITH A STATEMENT SAYING THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE MODEL OF OTHER MUSEUMS AND MEMORIALS. IT GOES ON TO SAY WITHOUT A MUSEUM, THERE IS NO PLACE TO TELL THE STORY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND WE RISK THE TRAGEDY BEING ERASED ENTIRELY OVER TIME. SOME WHO ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY COALITION SUGGEST ONE PULSE MIGHT LOOK HERE IN ORLANDO FOR INSPIRATION. A LABYRINTH HAS BEEN CREATED REMEMBERING EACH OF

Growing calls to cancel Pulse museum plans, tear down club

A group of survivors and family members of people killed in the Pulse nightclub massacre have formed an organization to oppose the building of a private museum at the site. See the full story in the video player aboveMembers of the Community Coalition Against a Pulse Museum say the nightclub should be torn down and that the nightclub’s owner shouldn’t build a private museum. They say any memorial should be constructed on public property, and any money for the museum should be channeled to survivors.The mass shooting killed 49 people and injured dozens more on June 12, 2016.

ORLANDO, Fla. —

A group of survivors and family members of people killed in the Pulse nightclub massacre have formed an organization to oppose the building of a private museum at the site.

See the full story in the video player above

Members of the Community Coalition Against a Pulse Museum say the nightclub should be torn down and that the nightclub’s owner shouldn’t build a private museum. They say any memorial should be constructed on public property, and any money for the museum should be channeled to survivors.

The mass shooting killed 49 people and injured dozens more on June 12, 2016.

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