Thousands have taken to Twitter as the hashtag #WalkTogether trended across London on the 10th anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings in which 52 people were killed.
The single worst terrorist atrocity on British home soil claimed the lives of 52 people and injured 700 more on 7 July 2005.
Today, commemorative services are taking place across the capital as well as the ‘walk together’ initiative started by thinktank British Future.
It urges commuters to leave their Tubes a stop early and walk, remembering the afternoon of the attack when thousands took to London’s streets as public transport network shut.
Will be disembarking at Russell Square to walk to Holborn this morning. Travelling the Piccadilly line exactly 10 years later. #walktogether— ~ (@YouMustBeAnna) July 7, 2015
Leaving the house a bit earlier today so I can walk part of the way to work to remember those who died on 7/7 #walktogether— Nihal Arthanayake (@TherealNihal) July 7, 2015
The awful realisation of what 7/7 really was & the relief hearing from my bro 2 say he was ok - he'd left KX 1 train before. #WalkTogether— ૐ Sharmila ૐ (@sharmilapurryag) July 7, 2015
10 years ago in hub office round corner from Aldgate tube we sat together too shocked to go home & be alone. Londoners #walktogether today.— Julia Payne (@juliaatthehub) July 7, 2015
#walktogether will be walking between kings cross and Russell square. No one should leave for work and not come home. RIP.— Emma Peskett (@biscuitafc) July 7, 2015
Prominent political figures have also started tweeting about the event.
#WalkTogether In their memory, for this fantastic city & its wonderful people, which I am proud to call my temporary home— Matthew Barzun (@MatthewBarzun) July 7, 2015
#walktogether today to remember the 52 who died, the bravery of the emergency services, & London at its dignified, unified best.— Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) July 7, 2015
Meanwhile, prominent public figures will gather in St Paul’s Cathedral, Tavistock Square and at the Hyde Park memorial to the victims to pay tribute to the lives lost when four suicide bombers detonated their devices on three Tube stations and one double-decker London bus.Reuse content