Centre apologises for remembrance blunder
BOSSES at Highcross shopping centre have apologised after pop music was played during a twominute silence for Armistice Day.
An apology was issued after music continued to play over the internal PA system at the Leicester city centre shopping centre as shoppers stood in silent tribute.
People took to Twitter to complain about the fact that the music was not stopped for the two-minute silence.
Owen tweeted: “Nice touch from @Highcross in Leicester. Leaving the music on during the 2 minutes silence. #disgusting #shame.”
A shopper posted a video on Twitter showing people standing still at Highcross as the music continues to play.
Highcross later posted an apology about the music.
The tweet, on the Highcross official site, said: “Really sorry to hear this.
“We will investigate this further it wasn’t our intention to have music playing.”
Highcross had decided to mark the day with a two-minute silence and took to social media to advise shoppers of the decision.
A tweet on the official Highcross Twitter site said: “We’ll be observing a two-minute silence at 11am today to mark Armistice day. Our customers are invited to join us if they wish. #LestWeForget #Leicester.”
A Highcross spokesperson said: “We apologise sincerely for the technical fault in the centre which led to music playing during the two minute silence.
“This was not our intention at all.
“The fault has now been addressed to ensure that we don’t have a similar issue for Remembrance Sunday tomorrow.”