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- An initiative called “1000 Roses London”, organised by a group of London-based Muslims have been handing out roses with messages on London Bridge just over a week after three knifemen attacked people in the area.
- The group said they wanted to show “love and solidarity” with Londoners and the victims of the atrocity, which saw 48 people injured.”After the events of last weekend we are making a symbolic gesture of love for the communities affected by the attack,” said Zakia Bassou, one of the organisers of Sunday’s event. “The whole concept is we are not going to let London Bridge, or any bridge, fall down.”
- The 1,000 Roses London project paid for the roses through a crowdfunding campaign and bought the flowers at Zara Floral in East Grinstead.