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National minute silence – call to stand together in unity

Published Thursday 25 May 2017 at 9:42

People across Blackburn with Darwen are being encouraged to join in with a national one minute silence at 11am today (Thursday, May 25).

This follows the gatherings which took place outside Blackburn and Darwen town halls yesterday in honour of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack . Today people are being urged to observe the silence wherever is most convenient for them.

The leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Councillor Mohammed Khan, said:

Hundreds of people from across Blackburn with Darwen came together yesterday to show solidarity. Today people can again stop for a minute and reflect in silence wherever they are at 11am.

Flags will remain at half-mast until early on Friday. The Council has linked up with Blackburn Cathedral to open a book of condolence.

Other community events are taking place as people organise activities to express their sorrow and support.

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