Silent tribute to Paris victims

Picture: Jason Kay
Picture: Jason Kay
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Britain observed a minute’s​ silence at 11am today to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks on Paris.

It formed part of a minute​’s silence called across Europe in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

Workplaces across the city fell silent as people contemplated the weekend’s horrific events.

The Big Screen at Guildhall Square encouraged people to participate in the silence.

It was then muted and displayed the French flag.

Staff at the civic offices joined in the silence as an act of solidarity.

At 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, in Portsmouth, a small group of workers paid their respects.

Dan Hughes, who works for the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, said: ‘It was the right thing to do.

‘Something like this could happen anywhere at any time.

‘It’s about showing respect.’

Mr Hughes said he had been moved by what happened.

He said: ‘I just thought, “not again.”

‘It’s a never-ending cycle.’

Members of the public who have been directly affected by the incidents in Paris, or who are concerned about family members and friends who may be directly affected can call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 0000.

Picture by Jason Kay shows the silence being observed at the Asda store in Fratton, Portsmouth