Silence Falls For The 30 British victims Of The Tunisian Massacre

By Ninder Kaur,

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Today, the country fell silent to pay remember the 30 Britons who were among 38 holidaymakers shot dead by a terrorist on a Tunisian beach last week.

The 30 British holidaymakers were killed by an ISIS gunman on the beach in the resort of Sousse last Friday.

In order to remember those who had lost their lives to horrible attack, a minute’s silence was held around the country at noon today, with The Queen and David Cameron taking part

The Queen observed the minute’s silence at midday at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Prime Minister David Cameron did the same in his constituency in Oxfordshire.

Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta were delayed to allow fans, competitors and match officials to pay their respects. Other sporting events also paid their respects.

Sara Khan, director of the counter-extremist organisation Inspire, said:

“Today we remember those who were killed last Friday whether killed in Tunisia on a beach or in Kuwait, where victims were praying in a mosque.  As we remember them, we must continue to challenge and confront Islamist extremism, whose victims are made up of all races, nationalities and religions.

Together we must all, as individuals, parents, schools, civil society and government, come together to unite against hatred, and eradicate all forms of extremism – which sadly we know continues to pose a threat to us all.”

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