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December
2014
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Europe/London

Lord Mayor to lead one minute silence to mark tragedy in Pakistan





The Lord Mayor of Leeds will lead a one minute silence
tomorrow to show support for those affected by this week’s tragic events in
Pakistan.






The event will take place in front of Leeds Art Gallery
tomorrow at 11am and will be attended by elected members, city partners, multi-faith leaders and community representatives.






Members of the public are invited to attend and join the
one minute silence, which has been organised to mourn the deaths of more than
140 people, including at least 132 children, at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday.






Lord Mayor of Leeds councillor David Congreve said:






“People in Leeds and across the world have been deeply
moved by the reports and images we have seen following these appalling events.






“It is fitting that as a city that promotes diversity,
tolerance and peace, we gather to pay our respects to those who have had their
lives cut so tragically short and I would invite the public to attend and show
their support.”






ENDS