Paris terror attacks: Thousands attend vigil in Trafalgar Square

Many brought flags and signs reading: 'Paris, je t'aime', 'London stands with Paris', 'Give peace a chance'

Samuel Osborne@SamuelOsborne93
Saturday 14 November 2015 21:27
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The crowd occasionally they broke into songs, including the Marseillaise and Champs Elysee
The crowd occasionally they broke into songs, including the Marseillaise and Champs Elysee

Thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square as vigils for the Paris attacks took place around the world.

Many brought flags and signs reading: 'Paris, je t'aime', 'London stands with Paris', 'Give peace a chance'.

Occasionally they broke into songs — the Marseillaise, Champs Elysee — and spontaneous applause.

The mood was described as quieter than a similar event following the Charlie Hebdo shootings a year ago.

The vigil was well attended despite the rain, which could be seen streaming through the light projecting a Tricolour onto the National Gallery.

Union flags will also be flown at half-mast across London, including from the Guildhall, The Mansion House and Old Bailey.

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