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Paul McCartney dons rainbow flag for ‘Yesterday’ Orlando tribute

Nick Duffy June 15, 2016

Sir Paul McCartney donned a rainbow flag at a performance in Berlin – in a tribute to victims of the Orlando massacre.

50 people were killed and 53 injured in the shocking terrorist hate crime attack over the weekend, which saw a gunman open fire inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida.

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, 73, showed his solidarity at a concert in Berlin on Tuesday night, appearing with a large rainbow flag.

Paul McCartney on Twitter

We stand together with Orlando #OneOnOne @WaldbuhneBerlinpic.twitter.com/d3oE5xaU8U


Speaking in German, he shouted: “We stand together with Orlando”, before launching into Beatles hit ‘Yesterday’.

At a point during the show he retrieved the flag and draped it around himself.

He is the latest in a string of stars to pay tribute.

Lady Gaga made an appearance at a vigil for the victims of the massacre in LA, dressed in an uncharacteristically low-key outfit in deference to the tragedy.

The Born This Way singer – who once vowed to never appear in public without a fashionable look – wore a plain black t-shirt and jeans as she paid tribute to the victims.

She said: “Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”

“Tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honour those who are grieving truly for their lost ones, lost members of the LGBT community,” she told crowd gathered outside L.A. City Hall, before reading the names and ages of each of the 49 victims.

“I hope you know that myself and so many are your allies.”

Vigils have been taking place across the world, with thousands of LGBT people and allies taking to the streets to show solidarity.

More: LGBT, Orlando, Orlando Massacre, Paul McCartney, sexuality, terror, tribute

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