Message from Commander Chishty, Metropolitan Police
7th Day Anniversary of Westminster Bridge Attack ‘A Bridge for all Communities’
There has been an overwhelming desire by people from all different faiths and backgrounds wanting to pay their respect to those who lost their lives, suffered injury and to show that #WeStandTogether against all forms of extremism and hate.
The attack took place on one of our most well-known bridges, Westminster Bridge and many people feel it is fitting to come together on a ‘bridge’ across our cities and towns symbolising that we have a ‘Bridge for all Communities’.
The proposal is simply for an assembly of people who want to come together at the same time that the attack took place last week and be able to
- observe one minute silence
- have the opportunity for private reflection
- offer prayers and good wishes
- show that #WeStandTogether
As a show of unity we felt it would be lovely if people were able to carry a single flower during the event which can be laid down as a sign that we will never forget those who lost their lives.
These 7 day anniversary events will be taking place across the country, including London, Birmingham, Bradford, Manchester, Leicester, Leeds and Sheffield.
The event in London will take place on Westminster Bridge and people will be asked to meet outside the Park Plaza Hotel on the South Side of Westminster Bridge at 1415hrs on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
With my best wishes