Thousands gathered on Boston City Hall Plaza and outside Trinity Church Monday night to honor the victims, their family and friends, and others affected by the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando.

“We share their grief," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who embraced people as he walked through the plaza. "We want to show everyone that we’re with them and they’re in our prayers.”

Here is a selection of photos that capture the crowd, spirit and messages of the evening: