Leader to lead one minute silence in Wakefield to mark tragedy in Pakistan
Councillor Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield, will lead a one minute silence today to show support for those affected by this week's tragic events in Pakistan in which more than 130 children were killed.
The event will take place on the steps of County Hall, Wakefield today (December 18) at 11am. Members of the public are invited to join the one minute silence, which has been organised to mourn the deaths of more than 140 people, including at least 132 children, at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday.
Cllr Box said: "People in the Wakefield district and across the world have been deeply moved by the reports and images we have seen following these appalling events. At the civil carol service on Wednesday, we heard a very moving message from the Bishop of Peshawar who said his community had been broken by the tragedy.
"It is impossible to imagine what the families of those who have been killed are going through. Here in this district we advocate tolerance and peace. The events in Peshawar show that we still have a long way to go. I hope people will join me to pay their respects to those who have had their lives cut so tragically short."