Muslim women stand in solidarity for London terror victims
LONDON (92 News) – Muslim women stood hand-in-hand on Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack.
A group of women, who said they were wearing blue as a symbol of hope, stood holding hands for five minutes on Westminster Bridge as Big Ben chimed 4pm.
People from a range of backgrounds joined the event, organised by Women’s March On London.
Three members of the public died after Khalid Masood sped along the bridge before storming the parliamentary estate and stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death.
The women – nearly a hundred strong – stood quietly, as a bagpipe played nearby. And when the short moment was over many just went on their way, while others stayed to catch up with old friends or make new ones.
It was a powerful moment which typified the unity of London in the wake of Wednesday’s terrorist attack, said the Rev Anna Macham, of St Philips, Camberwell. “It was so quiet and impromptu; just for a moment everyone was still,” she said. “It was very emotional.” Macham decided to attend after being told of it by a Muslim friend. “I was so shocked by events this week and I wanted to stand alongside my Muslim sisters and show that what unites us is greater than what divides us.”