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UK to hold a minute’s silence for Bataclan dead

The silence will be observed by all government-owned buildings, with private businesses and individuals also given the opportunity to take part

By IQ on 11 Nov 2016

Police vans, Bataclan, 14 November 2015, Maya-Anaïs Yataghène, minute's silence

Police vans surround the Bataclan on 14 November 2015

image © Maya-Anaïs Yataghène

All government buildings in the UK will fall silent at 11am on Monday in remembrance of those who died in the 13 November 2015 Paris attacks.

A total of 130 people lost their lives – 89 of them at the Bataclan theatre during a show by Eagles of Death Metal – and 368 were injured in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks by jihadist group Islamic State.

According to Britain’s department for culture, media and sport (DCMS), the one-minute silence will “be marked at all government buildings, and other organisations may follow suit”. There was two minutes’ silence in the UK today for Armistice Day.

The 1,500-cap. Bataclan will reopen tomorrow with a charity show by Sting.


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