Trib­utes paid to vic­tims of Brus­sels at­tacks

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

LON­DON paid trib­ute to those killed and in­jured in the Bel­gium ter­ror at­tacks on Wed­nes­day evening last week, when the cap­i­tal’s fa­mous land­marks were lit up in the colours of the na­tional flag .

The land­marks tak­ing part in the touch­ing trib­ute in­cluded Wem­b­ley Sta­dium, the Na­tional Gallery, Tower Bridge and the Lon­don Eye.

The cap­i­tal joined cities across the world, in­clud­ing Paris and Rome, in re­mem­ber­ing those who lost their lives in the hor­ri­fy­ing ter­ror at­tacks in Brus­sels on Tues­day March 22, which killed around 31 peo­ple, in­jur­ing 270.

Lon­don also paid trib­ute to the Bel­gium ter­ror at­tack vic­tims on Thurs­day March 24, where a spe­cial vigil was held in Trafal­gar Square in partnership with the Bel­gian Em­bassy and City Hall.

A 25-me­tre silk flag was laid on the steps and Lon­don­ers left flow­ers and can­dles.

Spe­cial prayers were also said at the Ad­hya Shakti Mataji Tem­ple on Wed­nes­day March 23 to re­mem­ber those lost in the at­tacks in Brus­sels. Prayers were or­gan­ised and a can­dle-light was held.

A state­ment said: “Wher­ever there is blind vi­o­lence which causes so much suf­fer­ing, we were nat­u­rally con­cerned and prayed for the dead and wounded, may God lib­er­ate the de­parted souls and give com­fort and con­so­la­tion for the fam­i­lies, courage to all those who are pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance.”


n TRIB­UTES: The Lon­don Eye and Wem­b­ley arch were lit up in the colours of the Bel­gian flag while right, prayers were said at the

Ad­hya Shakti Mataji Tem­ple

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