Belgium honours London bombing victims

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14 July 2005, BRUSSELS — Belgium will observe a two-minute silence at 1pm on Thursday in honour of the victims of the London bombings.

14 July 2005

BRUSSELS — Belgium will observe a two-minute silence at 1pm on Thursday in honour of the victims of the London bombings.

The Belgian Cabinet decided to observe the two-minute silence on initiative from the European Union. At 1pm in Belgium it will be midday in London.

And in London, buses and taxis will stop; Tube trains will still run but the silence will be announced. People have been urged to stand outside homes and offices

It is a exactly week since four bombs ripped through the London Underground metro system and a double decker bus, killing 52 people and injuring 700.

Millions of people across Europe are expected to observe the two-minute silnce as a symbol of sympathy for the victims of the attacks.

The silence is also designed to demonstrate solidarity with the UK.

Many other countries, including the Netherlands and Spain, are also observing the two-minute silence.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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