Saturday, October 21The Voice of London

In Pictures: London Stands With Paris Following Deadly Attacks

As London’s landmarks lit up in blue, white and red, a vigil was held in Trafalgar Square on 14 November to honour those killed and wounded during the Paris terrorist attacks the day before. Thousands of Londoners fell silent and showed solidarity with France. The candlelight vigil, heavily covered by the police, was organised by two London-based Frenchmen: Théophile Rampal and Jean-Dominique Nguélé.

Photos: Mariya Savova, Subeditor: Isabella Ellis

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The London Eye was illuminated in the colours of the French flag.

 

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The National Portrait Gallery was also lit in blue, white and red.

 

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At 9pm mourners, many of whom were French, gathered in Trafalgar Square.

 

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Despite the drizzle, thousands attended the rally.

 

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Mourners holding a sign that says “#JeSuisParis” (“I am Paris”).

 

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Two girls holding signs that read “Not even hurt” and “We are united”.

 

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People holding phone flashlights and singing La Marseillaise, the French anthem. They then went on to sing Champs Elysées.

 

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Londoners saying “France, your pain is our pain!!!”

 

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A moment of silence for the 129 dead and more than 300 injured.

 

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Mourners waving the French flag.

 

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“Love conquers hate.”

 

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London stands with Paris.

 

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People holding up lights and chanting “Vive la France” and “solidarité”.

 

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Mourners holding hands as a symbol of unity.

 

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Some also showed solidarity with the people of Lebanon, following deadly Beirut bombings on Friday.

 

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“We are all Paris.”

 

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A little girl saying “peace for Paris”.

 

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People announced that they were not afraid.

 

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Mourners also held signs with the image of Marianne, the French symbol of liberty, democracy and reason.

 

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“Pray for humanity, give peace a chance.”

 

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Peace and love from London to Paris.

 

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The vigil lasted into the evening and more people arrived throughout the night.

 

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Stay strong, Paris.

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