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Dayton orders flags lowered to honor Colorado victims

Dayton orders flags lowered to honor Colorado victims Click to Enlarge Photo: Harris Shiffman, Photos.com

Jul 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags lowered to half-staff to honor victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre.
 
Dayton signed a proclamation ordering all flags at state buildings in Minnesota lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday.
 
In his proclamation, Dayton says ''a terrible act of violence was committed against innocent men, women, and children in Aurora, Colorado.''
 
A gunman threw gas canisters and opened fire on an audience watching a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in the Denver suburb, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 60 others.

 

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