More than 20,000 Londoners hold Munich moment of silence

By JTA
July 27, 2012 21:31

 
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More than 20,000 people in various venues in London on Friday attended the British Zionist Federation’s “Minute for Munich” program that was promoted via social media.

A short memorial service at the Israeli Embassy that was organized by the Zionist Federation was streamed live online .

About 200 people marked the Minute for Munich in Trafalgar Square, reciting memorial prayers and lighting memorial candles. Afterwards, they waved British and Israeli flags in front of media covering the event.

“The British Jewish community is showing its solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel,” the British Israel Coalition’s Ari Soffer told the crowd, according to the London Jewish Chronicle. “We should not allow this tragedy to go uncommemorated. This is a time to show our respect and remember the dead.”

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