Cen­tre apol­o­gises for re­mem­brance blun­der

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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