Kirkcaldy peace rally attracts crowds

A rally of Kirkcaldy folk to show solidarity with those who lost their lives in the shooting in Orlando this week took place in the Town Square last night.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:15 pm
Updated Friday, 17th June 2016, 6:23 pm
Standing united against hatred at the rally. Pics by Dave Clark Photography

Around 100 people braved the dreich night to surround the steps of Kirkcaldy’s Town House in a ‘Solidarity for Humanity’ gathering.

The event was organised by Amby Stanyer-Hunter, a Kirkcaldy businessman, who wanted a “peaceful vigil against ignorance, hatred and fear.”

He told the Press: “I was very happy with the number of people who came out despite the weather, and the sheer diversity of those who came along and the positivity of everyone was lovely to see.”

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A good turnout

Amby addressed the crowd in a poignant speech in which he named all of those who had died in Orlanda and encouraged everyone to speak out against the fear and hatred which caused it.

Local youngster Cameron Allan (12), then addressed the crowd, telling people it was important to be themselves and live their own lives.

People were then invited to light candles which were placed along the steps of the Town House next to a banner bearing the names of the Orlando victims.

Amby added: “I would love to see more events like these with people coming together from all walks of life for the greater good. It was a real show of solidarity for humanity.”

Solidarity for Humanity
12-year-old Cameron Allan addresses the crowd
Lighting candles
Getting the message across
A good turnout
Solidarity for Humanity
12-year-old Cameron Allan addresses the crowd
Lighting candles
Getting the message across