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Brussels Attacks: Mourners Come Together And Circle Memorial Holding Hands

'They're not scared, they're united.'

23/03/2016 12:34 GMT
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Hundreds of mourners have stood together hand-in-hand at a tribute in Brussels, remembering the victims in the wake of Tuesday's tragic terror attacks.

Poignant video footage shows the tearful strangers embracing each other in a show of solidarity, to mourn the 34 casualties of the blasts. 

Describing the scenes, British Twitter user Francesca Nightingale wrote: "The resilience of the human spirit is amazing. About 300-400 people around the memorial in Brussels. They're not scared, they're united."

CNN journalist Max Foster uploaded footage showing scores of people coming together, before clapping in solidarity.

People from all backgrounds can be seen participating in the tribute to those killed in the deadly terrorist attacks. 

Another attendee, Mashable journalist Megan Specia, wrote thatthe crowd began to burst into song after the minute's silence:

While a Brit wrote an emotion-filled description of the scenes...

Hundreds were injured in Tuesday attacks, which saw two blasts at the city’s airport and one on the Metro.

Downing Street today said it was concerned about one missing British national following the Brussels terror attacks, adding that four Britons had been injured, three of whom are in hospital.

Briton David Dixon was named as missing after failing to turn up to work on Tuesday. His partner is now searching hospitals for him.

Belgium’s main airport is to remain closed until at least Thursday night following the attacks. 

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    People hold a minute of silence around a makeshift memorial at Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) in Brussels.
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    A banner for the victims of the bombings reads " I am Brussels" at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels.
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    People applaud after a minute of silence at Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) in Brussels.
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    People mourn for the victims of the bombings at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels.
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    People observe a minute of silence at the Place de la Bourse.
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    People observe a minute of silence at the Place de la Bourse.
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    People hold a minute of silence at Place de la Bourse (Beursplein) in Brussels.
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    People observe a minute of silence at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels.
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    Anderlecht mayor Eric Tomas (2nd-L) and former Anderlecht mayor Gaetan Van Goidsenhoven (L) join people for a minute of silence outside Anderlecht city hall. World leaders united in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the .
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    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 23: People observe a one minute silence at the Place De La Bourse in honour of the victims of yesterdays' terror attacks on March 23, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Belgium is observing three days of national mourning after 34 people were killed in a twin suicide blast at Zaventem Airport and a further bomb attack at Maelbeek Metro Station. Two brothers are thought to have carried out the airport attack and an international manhunt is underway for a third suspect. The attacks come just days after a key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was captured in Brussels. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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    A picture shows a teddy bear layed next to candles as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse in central Brussels, on March 23, 2016, a day after the triple blasts killed some 30 people and left around 250 injured. World leaders united in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU. 
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    People observe a one minute silence at the Place De La Bourse in honour of the victims of yesterdays' terror attacks.
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    A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse in central Brussels, on March 23, 2016, a day after the triple blasts killed some 30 people and left around 250 injured. World leaders united in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.
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     People applaud and react after a one minute silence at the Place De La Bourse.
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    A woman pauses for thought after people observed a one minute silence at the Place De La Bourse.
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    A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings, on the Place de la Bourse.
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    A man reacts as people gather to observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Brussels airport and metro bombings.

Police raids were carried out across the capital following the initial attacks. Prosecutors revealed on Tuesday evening a new explosive device containing nails was found in the suburb of Schaerbeek, as were chemical products and an Islamic State group flag.

A third bomb was deactivated at the airport hours after the initial attack - which was followed by a bomb blast on a Metro train in the city centre as terrorists inflicted a new outrage on a European capital.

According to the Press Association, prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said the three people captured on camera at the airport were the chief suspects - with two of them “probably committing a suicide attack”. 

The attacks, condemned as “blind, violent and cowardly” by Belgian prime minister Charles Michel, happened four days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, who plotted November’s massacre in Paris. Detectives are yet to rule out a direct link between the attacks. 

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