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7/7 Bombings Anniversary Sees Londoners #WalkTogether In Memory Of Victims

07/07/2015 10:20 BST | Updated 07/07/2015 11:00 BST

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In a show of solidarity and defiance in the face of terror, Londoners joined in the #WalkTogether movement on the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings today.

The movement began yesterday when father leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities were joined by survivor Gill Hicks to walk together from King’s Cross to Tavistock Square to launch the campaign yesterday.

#WalkTogether, started by think tank British Future, called on Londoners to get off their bus, train or tube one stop early and walk the last section of their commute in memory of those who died.

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Gill Hicks (second from right) walks with leaders from different faith communities

Hicks, who was the last person to be rescued alive from the scenes of destruction left behind by the bombers, explained the campaign.

She said: “My life and those around me changed forever on July 7, 2005.

“I believe in the power and brilliance of humanity – my life was saved by strangers, people who never gave up, people who risked their own lives to save mine. To them, I was a precious human life – my rescue wasn’t dependent on my faith, my colour, my gender or wealth.

“Walking Together allows us the time and space to talk, to share and to know the ‘other’. Our unity can offer the strength to not only deter anyone from following the path of violent extremism, but to also build a sustainable peace.”

Londoners were quick to respond to the campaign, with many touching messages of unity and remembrance…

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