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Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

Meka Beresford June 13, 2016
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Following one of the worst mass shootings in the history of the US, newspapers across the globe release their front pages which try to fathom the attack on LGBT people in Orlando.

Most UK papers lead with the attack:

The Metro described the gunman as “an Islamic extremist angered by two men kissing” – an allegation offered up by the gunman’s father.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Mirror called the attack as the worst since the 9/11 terror attack which devastated the country in 2001.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Telegraph reported that the UK’s venues and gay groups have been warned to be on high alert since the massacre.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The i noted Obama’s solidarity with the LGBT community, condemning the attack.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Guardian dedicated it’s full front page to the massacre, analysing what the after effect will be on the US.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Times investigated the gunman’s personal records to determine whether the attack was part of a larger terrorist plot, or if the gunman was a lone radicalised wolf.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Sun compared the attack to the Paris attacks in November which left 90 people dead, calling it ‘America’s Bataclan’.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

A select few papers failed to recognise the attack as clearly.

The Daily Star opted to run England’s position in the Euro 2016 games as it’s main story. The massacre was given a small column to the side.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Daily Express ran something on Brexit, once again. The top of the paper is dedicated to the attack, but they fail to mention it was against LGBT people.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The Daily Mail did not feature the attack anywhere on it’s cover. Focussing on a Brexit plot and the Queen’s 90th celebration.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

All US papers featured the shocking attack as front page news as sympathy out pours from people across the world.

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

Front pages: How newspapers responded to the Orlando massacre

The LGBT community has been left shaken by the attack that happened in the early hours of Sunday morning. Gunman Omar Mateen killed 50 people and injured 53 in the gay night club Pulse in Orlando with an assault rifle.

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