Thursday, 14 July 2005

London united in defiance of terrorist attacks

A press release from the Mayor of London forwarded to me by a friend. Am not feeling to well at the mo but I might be there tonight...

Mayor of London

news release

Office hours: 020 7983 4070
Out of hours and weekends: 020 7983 4000


Monday 11 July 2005



Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, said: 'On Thursday 14 July London will remember all of those who died last Thursday and show its defiance of those who try to change the character of our city through terror.

'At noon millions of Londoners will observe two minutes silence. Every bus in the city will stop, businesses will stop and I want everyone who can to come out of their workplaces and homes onto the streets of London to remember those who died and to show their complete defiance of the terrorists.

'At 1pm books of condolences will be opened in Trafalgar Square for all Londoners and visitors to the city to sign throughout the day.

'At 6pm Londoners are invited to a vigil in Trafalgar Square to remember those who died, to show that London will not be moved from our goal of building an open, tolerant, multi-racial and multi-cultural society showing the world its future and to thank the heroes of the transport and emergency services who saved so many lives last Thursday.

'The vigil is organised by my office with the Trades Union Congress and representatives of London’ s different faiths and communities. There will be readings and poems by prominent Londoners, different communities and from London's representatives of the city's transport and emergency services.' ENDS

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Press information is available from Ben McKnight on 020 7983 4071

GENERAL PUBLIC/NON-MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Call the Public Liaison Unit at the Greater London Authority on 020 7983 4100

DUTY PRESS OFFICER: For out-of-hours media enquiries, please call 020 7983 4000

Benjamin McKnight
Senior Press Officer - Community & Culture

Mayor's Press Office
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

t: 020 7983 4071
m: 07881 501 920

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