More than a hundred people came together today for a vigil outside a mosque in Lincoln, the vigil was held in solidarity for Muslims everywhere and a way to show support for Lincoln’s Muslim community.

The campaign ‘We Stand Together’ was created by Amber Marshall a University of Lincoln student who organised the vigil. Amber who was previously known as the creator of the ‘Lincoln Girl Gang’ Facebook group and is very known campaigner at the university.

Photos taken by  Bethany Lee

The We Stand Together event will be held in remembrance of the mass shooting that happened at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand last week that killed 50 people. Due to this terror attack, Amber realised that the Muslim community may be feeling scared or frightened during their prayers, therefore she decided to create this event which generated a very positive response from the public.

The vigil began at 1 o’ clock which was when the prayers at the mosque were finished, with many people arriving at the event earlier in preparation. Friday for Muslims is their time of prayer, therefore the vigil was in place as a way to help the community feel safe whilst praying.

Photography by Bethany Lee

Prior to the vigil, a placard making event took place on the evening of the 21st March with volunteers at Mansions of the Future on St Mary’s Street in Lincoln who offered the space in exchange for volunteer work.

The Linc’s Deputy News Editor Suhara Jayasena interviewed Amber Marshall at the placard making event.