Leeds marks solemn memorial for victims of Pakistan massacre

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The city centre of Leeds fell silent to remember the innocent victims of the brutal Pakistan school attack.

A one minute silence was held at 11am to show support for those affected by this week’s events in Peshawar, when Taliban fighters stormed a school massacring more than 130 students.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve leads a minute's silence outside Leeds Art Galley in memory of the victims of Pakistan Taliban massacre

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve leads a minute's silence outside Leeds Art Galley in memory of the victims of Pakistan Taliban massacre

Lord Mayor Councillor David Congreve led a minute of prayer and reflection in front of Leeds Art Gallery.

He was be joined by fellow politicians, as well as multi-faith leaders and community representatives.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun David Congreve said: “The minute silence today was an opportunity for the people of Leeds to pay their respects to those families and communities touched by this terrible tragedy.”

Leader of Leeds City Council Coun Keith Wakefield said: “It was very moving occasion to see so many people gather outside the art gallery to remember those people in Pakistan who tragically lost their lives. This was our chance as a city to express its solidarity and support during this difficult time to everyone affected by this shocking event.”

Among those attending and showing his support was Suleman Asghar who said that this was “a sad time for all concerned”.

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