This morning the City of London will be joining communities across the UK in observing a minute’s silence for the London Bridge victims at 11am in Guildhall Yard. Everyone is welcome to join. We stand together to honour the memories of the innocent lives lost and people injured in the horrific attack on our city. As the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said yesterday: “Our city is filled with great sorrow and anger (…) but also great resolve and determination. Because our unity and love will always be stronger then the hate of the extremists.”
The attack on Saturday came very close to home. Officers from the City of London Police have been integral to the police response and officers from the City Police were some of the first on the scene. The Prime Minister mentioned the brave actions of City of London Police officers in her speech on Sunday morning. Other colleagues from the City of London Corporation also helped and looked after victims throughout the night. Their actions, the quick response of all emergency services in London, and determination of members of the public are a tribute to our beautiful city. This is what we will remember.
The Lord Mayor, The Lady Mayoress and Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chairman of the City of London paying their respects at City Hall.