Nottingham marks its respect for Paris victims

Council House close

A minute’s silence was held in the Old Market Square at 11am today (November 16) to remember those who died in the recent attacks in Paris.

The moment of respect and reflection was led by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris and the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir. The Council House and Castle flags are being flown at half-mast.

Following the tragic events in Paris, Nottingham City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins, said: “We can hardly begin to grasp how an ordinary city evening could turn into such horror and tragedy. We offer our deepest sympathy to those who lost loved ones in these senseless and indiscriminate attacks, and through these gestures we show our unity with everyone in Paris and France.”

A vigil is planned to be held in the Old Market Square from 5.30pm today, when the Council House dome and Nottingham Castle will be lit up in the blue, white and red of the French flag. The Tricolor lighting will remain in place every evening until Saturday. A book of condolence will be available for people to sign in the Council House.

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