COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A large pride flag unfurled Wednesday to show support for victims of the recent Club Q shootings symbolizes strength, but apparently wasn't strong enough to endure weather conditions overnight.
Strong winds tangled and tore the flag that was hanging above the City Hall entrance; here's how it looked during Wednesday's ceremony:
On Thursday morning, the mayor's office sent a Twitter message about the situation:
As of Thursday evening, a city crew hadn't arrived to make repairs and no other details were available because of the holiday; the flag is scheduled to remain on display for two weeks.
The shootings were discussed by Council members and citizens at Tuesday's City Council meeting; Club Q is within the district of Stephanie Vigil, a Democrat recently elected to represent District 16 in the Colorado House of Representatives.
“This recent violence was almost inevitable," she said. "Saturday’s deadly attack at Club Q was warned of many times by many members of our community — myself included."
Erin Birdsong said that the shooting shook her to her core.
“It’s just one more event to attack our families, friends and community,' she said. "I just want to know that Colorado Springs sees us, and has something in plan to keep this from happening again.”
Nancy Henjum was one of three Council members to respond to the public remarks.
"We have to balance the reality that we're not immune to evil and hate," she said. "That may mean having hard conversations about gun laws or address school board members who support rhetoric that creates hateful actions."