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Hundreds Gather Outside Capitol For Unity Against Terror, Hatred

Hundreds Gather Outside Capitol For Unity Against Terror, Hatred

HARTFORD — Mohsin Mirza held up a sign that read "Common sense guns laws." Next to him, his brother Faraz Mirza displayed a sign that read "Muslim united with LGBTQ community."

The teen brothers from Avon were among more than 200 people who braved a wicked and surprisingly cold June wind for a vigil on the steps of the Capitol Sunday evening. State leaders from both the Muslim and LGBT community spent an hour speaking, praying, holding hands and hugging in response to the shootings at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 50 people dead and scores injured.

"We came because of two things," Mohsin Mirza said. "Killing of anyone no...

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