‘Attack on Mumbai is attack on London’

December 4th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 4 (IANS) Hundreds of workers in the City of London - the world’s premier financial centre - held a candle-light vigil Wednesday evening to honour those who died in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.The vigil at Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s financial district, aimed to show “solidarity and strength” between the two financial centres that have both been attacked by terrorists.

The financial centre of London, which includes the square mile and Canary Wharf, has a huge Indian workforce numbering thousands, but organisers said the vigil was attended by a large number of Britons as well.

The attacks have shocked the over half a million Indian-origin population of the British capital - the most Indian city outside India.

“An attack on Mumbai is an attack on London,” said Arup Ganguly, president of SewaVolunteers, an Indian charity that organized the event.

“It sends a strong message to the terrorists. The special rich cultural tapestry of the city of London stands united with Mumbai,” Ganguly added.

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