Prayer Vigil Held In London’s Trafalgar Square After Terror Attack

Flowers were laid across several sights in London to commemorate the dead.
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Around 5,000 people gathered for a prayer vigil in Trafalgar Square sending a resounding message: #WeAreNotAfraid.

Faith leaders met with police earlier as Londoners insisted they would not be cowed by Wednesday’s attack that killed four and injured 50.

Bells at St Martin-in-the-Fields church rang out before silence was observed and candles lit for the dead.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke alongside London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police’s Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey. ‘We have come together to spread a clear message: Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism,’ Khan said to cheers from the crowd.

Several Muslims attended alongside Catholic nuns in a strong message as religious leaders spoke of their unity in the face of violent extremism.

The Muslim Council of Britain called for ‘solidarity and prayer’ and Secretary General Harun Khan joined the thousands in Trafalgar Square.

‘This attack was cowardly and depraved,’ he said. ‘There is no justification for this act whatsoever. The best response to this outrage is to make sure we come together in solidarity and not allow the terrorists to divide us.’

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SOURCE: Christian Today – Harry Farley

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