British Albanian community is enraged over Tunisia attack that killed 38 people, including 30 Britons. Albanians across UK joined a minute’s silence that has been held today to remember victims killed in Tunisia beach attack a week ago.
The Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron joined the silence, along with the families of the bereaved.
The ceremony held at the beach-side scene of the killings was attended by Tunisians, tourists and dignitaries – including Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid.
A number of mosques observed the silence, including at Birmingham’s Central Mosque where more than 6,000 people took part.
Chairman Mohammad Afzal said: “In the Quran it says killing an individual is like killing the whole of humanity. These innocent holidaymakers have committed no sin, had done nothing wrong and their lives were as precious as any other.”
Police officers across the country took part in the silence, while at Wimbledon, matches started late to allow time for the pause.
The bodies of 25 of the British victims have now been returned to the UK.
The repatriation of the dead is likely to take several days, with two further flights planned for Friday and Saturday.
Among the three Irish citizens killed in the attack were Larry and Martina Hayes, who were buried on Friday, which was the 30th birthday of their only daughter, Sinea, in Athlone in the Midlands Region.
Other victims include two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and one Russian national.
Sources: BBC and social media