Britons #walktogether: thousands walk their final stop on 7/7

Posted on 7 July 2015
Walk Together For Peace - in commemoration of the 7/7 bombings in London 2010. From left to right: Revd Bertrand Olivier, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Imam Qari Asim. Photo: Kristian Buus/British Future

Walk Together For Peace - in commemoration of the 7/7 bombings in London 2010. From left to right: Revd Bertrand Olivier, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Imam Qari Asim. Photo: Kristian Buus/British Future

Thousands of Britons cut short their daily commute this morning and walked the last stop to work, in a moving display of unity and remembrance on the tenth anniversary of 7/7.

They shared pictures, videos and personal messages using the #WalkTogether hashtag as they reflected on the bombings that shook Britain ten years ago today. As many thousands of commuters sent tweets this morning, #WalkTogether was trending at No.1 in London and the UK.

The #WalkTogether initiative was inspired by the scenes on London’s streets on 7 July 2005, when public transport closed down and thousands calmly walked home, trying to understand what had just happened.

Later today in Luton, up to 100 young people, from different faiths and backgrounds, will walk together from St George’s Square at an event organised by Luton in Harmony and HOPE not Hate.

#WalkTogether is supported by Faiths Forum for London, Hope Not Hate, Islamic Society of Britain, Faith Matters, Trust for London, The Big Iftar, British Humanist Association, St John Ambulance, New Horizons in British Islam, City Sikhs, Inspire, Amnesty International UK, JW3 Jewish Community Centre London, Hindu Council UK, Armed Forces Muslim Forum and British Future.

The organisers hope to give ordinary members of the public a way to mark their remembrance of those who lost their lives, and also to project a message of peace and unity between people of different faiths and backgrounds in Britain.

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