A broad coalition of Londoners, from all faiths and backgrounds, is calling on the public to come together and show that the terrorists have failed to divide the heart of Great Britain….reports Asian Lite News
The city is marking the 10th anniversary of serial blasts on July 7, 2005. It was just another Thursday morning and Londoners were on their way to work. But at 10 to nine, terrorists detonated four bombs at Kings Cross, Aldgate, Edgware Road and Tavistock Square. 52 people lost their lives and over 770 were injured. The victims include young and old, black and white, different faiths and none.
The initiative is supported by Faiths Forum for London, Hope Not Hate, Islamic Society of Britain, Faith Matters, Trust for London, The Big Iftar, British Humanist Association, St John Ambulance, New Horizons in British Islam, City Sikhs, Inspire, JW3 Jewish Community Centre London, Armed Forces Muslim Forum and British Future.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has also voiced his support for #WalkTogether, together with mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith, Tessa Jowell, Syed Kamall, Sadiq Khan, David Lammy and Caroline Pidgeon.
The organisers said the initiative will provide a way for people all over the country to be actively involved in remembering the lives lost on 7/7 – and also present a message of hope and of unity across people of different backgrounds, as Britain reflects on the 10 years since 7/7.
The power of #WalkTogether will come from people all over Britain taking part.
“You can walk at any time of day, wherever you are, with friends and colleagues or on your own. Please show your support by sharing a picture of your walk using the #WalkTogether hashtag,” the organisers said in a statement.
“The tenth anniversary is a day to remember those whose lives were lost or changed forever,” the statement added. “It’s also an important moment for London and for Britain – a chance to stand up for the country we all want to share. After the appalling killings in Tunisia last week, it’s more important than ever that we stand as one.
“On that terrible day 10 years ago, London was shocked but it didn’t grind to a halt. That evening, with public transport shut down, thousands of people walked home. But we were not divided – we walked together.
“On Tuesday 7 July, we are asking people to walk together once again – to get off the bus, train or tube one stop early and walk, in a quiet moment of unity and remembrance of those who lost their lives.
Join us and #WalkTogether.