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Candlelit vigil planned for Flag Market tonight for victims of Paris shooting

Posted on - 17th November, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events
The Flag Market at Preston

The Flag Market at Preston

A candlelit vigil will be held this evening (November 17) in honour of those who lost their lives in the Paris shootings.

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Organisers are urging all nationalities to show their support  and gather on the Flag Market in Preston at 5pm.

Julie Geoffroy was born in Paris but has lived in Preston for 12 years.

She said: “We are asking people to come dressed in black and bring some candles,” said Julie Geoffroy, who was born in Paris, but has lived in Preston for 12 years.

“We are all numb after what happened on Friday night and we just want to show we are thinking about the people of France and praying for them.

“It has been a very difficult and worrying few days for us. Our families and friends are there and it isn’t easy being away from them at times like this.

“Personally I don’t know anyone who was a victim of the attacks on Friday. But it is still very painful for all of us.

“I met a lot of French students here on Saturday and, although we didn’t know each other, we were brought very close by this. We want to be together at this terrible time and we felt that a candlelit vigil was the best way of doing that.”

An image of the Harris Museum lit up in the colours of the Tricolore has been seen on social media.

The image was shared widely but appears to have been created using photoshop.

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