EUROPE fell silent for a minute this morning as its citizens stood in solidarity with those in Paris to remember the victims of Friday’s devastating terror attacks.
With France observing a third day of national mourning, President Francois Hollande led the country in a minute’s silence at noon, 11am in the UK, in memory of the 129 people who were killed in the massacres.
As Mr Hollande bowed his head at the Paris-Sorbonne University, crowds gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square - where on Saturday hundreds joined a series of vigils to mourn those who died.
Similar scenes took place at King’s Cross railway station and St Pancras, the hub for Eurostar trains bound for Paris.
Muslims at Birmingham’s Central Mosque joined the minute’s silence in defiance at the appropriation of Islam for terror, and Francophiles at the Alliance Francaise de Cambridge paused to acknowledge those lost and injured in the horrors of Friday night.
England’s football team, who are playing France in a friendly at Wembley, tomorrow night, paused during training at their base in Enfield, north London, and flags at Wembley and the St George’s Park training centre in Burton-on-Trent are at half-mast.
The silence was observed across the European Union.