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Finsbury Park terror attack: Memorial events announced to mark one year since Seven Sisters Road tragedy

PUBLISHED: 09:32 12 June 2018

Faith leaders, politicians and Makram Ali's family at a Finsbury Park memorial event earlier this year. There will be more events on Tuesday next week to mark one year since the attack. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

Faith leaders, politicians and Makram Ali's family at a Finsbury Park memorial event earlier this year. There will be more events on Tuesday next week to mark one year since the attack. Picture: Em Fitzgerald

Em Fitzgerald

It’s the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack on Tuesday next week. And Islington is ensuring its victims, in particular Makram Ali, are remembered.

The council will hold a one minute’s silence at 9.30am. Faith and community leaders, as well as emergency service workers who treated victims, will gather at the town hall steps.

On Monday night going into the early hours of Tuesday, there will also be a light display at Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road, where the attack happened. Organised by City Hall, it will project the phrase “#LondonUnited”.

Council leader Richard Watts said: “One year ago, a terrorist attack took the life of Makram Ali, injured many others, and changed the lives of all those affected. This was a hate-filled, targeted attack, designed to incite fear, but instead of driving us apart it has brought us closer together.

“I have been deeply moved to see our community stand stronger than ever to reject that message of hate and fear. We have stood together, we have supported each other, and we have demonstrated that love and understanding are more powerful than fear.

“I am so proud today to be part of this community, to stand in solidarity and to say that, in the face of hatred, this community is united.”

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