East Ham candlelight vigil for Pakistani school victims

White balloons were released into the air in memory of the massacre victims

White balloons were released into the air in memory of the massacre victims - Credit: Archant

Balloons were released to represent each of the 132 children killed in the Peshawar school massacre during an emotional service held in East Ham.

People from all faiths and cultures paid their respects to the victims during a candlelight vigil last night.

Pakistani, British and council flags were flown at half mast outside the town hall and a two minute’s silence was held.

The crowd also gathered to make a human chain by holding hands.

The event was organised by councillors Unmesh Desai and Obaid Khan, assisted by community leaders Tahir Mirza and Shagufta Nasreen.


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