Monday night, thousands of people gathered outside of London's city hall to mourn the seven people killed in Saturday night's terror attack on the London Bridge and Borough Market. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, led the vigil, stating that—as a Muslim—the perpetrators "do not commit these disgusting acts" in his name. He then called for a moment of silence. The usual hum and buzz of central London fell away, and the only sound remaining was the patter of heavy rain and the splashing of passing cars.
When the minute ended, some took shelter under the trees to write messages of love and condolence on large banners. Others sang songs like Oasis's "Wonderwall," a reminder of the people of Manchester affected by the last terror attack on UK soil. Most, however, stood in line to lay their flowers down, getting soaked to the bone in order to pay their respects.
As Khan said, "London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values, and our way of life."
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