Scenes from Last Night's Vigil for the London Bridge Terror Attack
Thousands of people gathered next to the Thames to pay their respects.
Last night, thousands of people gathered outside City Hall to mourn the seven people killed in Saturday night's terror attack on London Bridge and Borough Market. Sadiq Khan led the vigil, stating that – as a Muslim – the perpetrators "do not commit these disgusting acts" in his name. He then called for a minute's 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' "Wonderwall", a reminder of the people of Manchester affected by the last terror attack on UK soil. Most, however, queued up to lay their flowers down, getting soaked to the bone in order to pay their respects.
As Sadiq Khan said, "London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life."