British Muslims have handed out 3,000 roses to residents and tourists at London Bridge, one week after Islamic extremists slaughtered eight people in a van and knife rampage.
The group said they wanted to show “love and solidarity” with Londoners and the victims of the atrocity, which saw 48 people injured.
“After the events of last weekend we are making a symbolic gesture of love for the communities affected by the attack,” said Zakia Bassou, one of the organisers of Sunday’s event.
“The whole concept is we are not going to let London Bridge, or any bridge, fall down.”
Londoner Elida Ercolano was visibly emotional after receiving her rose.
“I think it’s lovely, it’s what London is actually about as a city,” she said.
“It’s what people should remember despite what’s gone on. It’s a great symbol and of nothing else it’s bringing people together.
“It’s very easy to believe the fear but boil it down and …