Vigil in memory of New Zealand mosque attack victims to take place on Preston’s Flag Market

Posted on - 18th March, 2019 - 10:09am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A crisp day on the Flag Market with the Harris Museum in the background. Pic: @jg_hickey
The Flag Market will be the focus for the vigil, infront of the Harris Pic: @jg_hickey

Preston is being urged to stand together in a vigil for those who died in the Christchurch mosque attack.


The city’s Faith Forum, made up of representatives from across churches, mosques and other faiths in the city is organising the event.

Candles will be lit and prayers said on the Flag Market during Monday (18 March) evening.

More than 50 people died when a gunman attacked two mosques in New Zealand, with dozens of people seriously injured. The shooting was live streamed on Facebook.

A statement from the organisers said: “Please share and attend to show your solidarity and defiance against the rise of hatred and violence.

“It is important to come together and declare that we will not be intimidated or divided.”

Preston Town Hall flew the Union Flag at half-mast on Friday in solidarity with New Zealand.

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The vigil take place from 6.30pm and lasts until around 9pm.

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