2 vigils in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg shows solidarity with Brussels attacks victims


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Around 300 people gathered in Luxembourg City on Thursday for two vigils to remember the victim's of Tuesday's attacks in Brussels.

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian wife Hereditary Grand Duchess St├ęphanie were among mourners gathered outside of the Belgian Embassy in Luxembourg City.

At 12:15pm the group, which also included Luxembourg Arch-bishop Jean-Claude Hollerich and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, observed a minute of silence.

Belgian Ambassador to Luxembourg Thomas Antoine talked about the 31 people who lost their lives in the three separate blasts at Brussels airport and Maalbeek Metro station.

"We are all united for the victims", he said. Mourners laid flowers and lit candles. Some carried banners, one of which read: "Tous Tintin Pas de peur mon ami Le Luxembourg est avec toi..." (We are all Tintin, do not fear my friend, Luxembourg is with you).

Around half an hour later, a second vigil was held in Place Clairefontaine, organised by asylum seekers and refugees in collaboration with Asti.

Asti President Laura Zuccoli said that participants wanted to show their condemnation for all terrorist attacks around the world and make it clear that refugees and migrants were not linked to terrorist activities. Integration Minister Corinne Cahen was also present at the latter vigil.

There is also a book of condolences in the Belgian Embassy for those who wish to leave a message.


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