Birmingham holds a vigil following London attack

Alex Gatenby

Around 150 people gathered in Birmingham city centre last night, in a Unity Vigil organised by Birmingham Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Birmingham Stand Up To Racism.

The group came together in solidarity against the terrorist attack at Westminster on Wednesday afternoon.

The event started at 6pm and took place in the city centre, close to the Bullring.

People hold placards during a vigil in Birmingham (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

Birmingham Central Mosque chairman Muhammad Afzal said of Wednesday's atrocity in London: "nothing justifies taking lives of innocent people."

He continued: "those responsible must be brought to justice to protect good, in our constant fight to eradicate evil within humanity".

The event followed a candle-lit vigil at Trafalgar Square in London on Thursday.


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