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Minute’s Silence To Be Held For Tunisia Attack Victims


July 3, 2015: A Minute’s Silence is to be held for Tunisia attack victims across the UK at midday.

The Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron will join the silence. 38 people including 30 Britons were killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago. All 30 British people killed have been identified, the foreign secretary has said.In a minute silence a number of mosques are expected to participate and many will also remember the victims during Friday prayers.

Similarly, flags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, while play at Wimbledon will be delayed. The National Police Chiefs Council said that police officers across the country will take part. At Wimbledon, matches on the outdoor courts usually start at 11:30 BST but will begin at 12:15 to allow spectators and participants to take part in the silence.

The first inquests into the deaths of the Britons will begin later, with the bodies of more of the dead expected to arrive back at RAF Brize Norton. Likewise, Philip Hammond said he was confident the figure was the final British death toll from the beach shootings in Sousse last Friday. And dignitaries and tourists are expected to attend in a special ceremony will also be held at the scene of the killings in Sousse.


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