One minute’s silence for Paris attack victims to be held on campus

A one minute’s silence will be held this morning at 11am , on the university campus to help remember the victims of Friday’s Paris attacks.

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In accordance with the rest of the UK, the University of Lincoln Students’ Union will be holding a minute’s silence at 11:00am this morning.

It will be held on the square between the University Library and the SU offices.

Yesterday, it was officially announced by Downing Street that the UK would be holding a minute’s silence at 11:00am, to coincide with the silence being held in Paris at 12 noon their time.

In a statement published on their website yesterday, Lincoln SU said: “The Students’ Union will be observing this national silence, led by SU¬†President Hayley Jayne Wilkinson, at 11am on Monday. Staff and students are invited to join us in the square between the SU and the Library.”

“We hope you can join us to pay respect to all those affected by the recent events in Paris.”

The attacks on Friday evening, which claimed the lives of 129 people, are believed to have been carried out by Islamic State militants.

Bombs and guns were used by the attackers at the Bataclan Concert Hall, the Stade de France and several other bars and restaurants.