Belgian attack tribute in Trafalgar Square
London will pay tribute to victims of the Belgian attacks. A 25 metre silk flag will be placed on the central staircase in Trafalgar Square as part of a vigil organised in partnership with the Belgian Embassy. There will be an opportunity to leave flowers and candles.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “The scenes in Belgium were truly appalling and it is important we pay tribute to the victims, as well as show our solidarity with the people of Brussels. They have the sympathy of every Londoner and our thoughts will be with them as they do their best to recover from this despicable atrocity.”
Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly, said: "We must send a clear signal that atrocities like the events in Brussels yesterday will be not be tolerated. When London lights up its landmarks, we are condemning terror and mindless acts of violence and standing side by side with Belgians in their tragic hour. We share their grief and we send London’s love to a neighbouring city, that will recover with time. The awful actions of a few bring us closer together and stronger than we were before.”