The group of nearly one hundred, which was organised by Women’s March on London, a social justice group, stood together at the sight to stand of solidarity and show that London would not be divided by terror attacks.
Spokesperson for the group, Emma McNally, gave a statement on the gathering, saying, “The image of women coming together from different communities and holding hands has significant symbolic power, particularly in the online world where so much xenophobic and racist language is shared,
“This is a simple statement of women coming together and standing together, reclaiming Westminster Bridge as an expression of solidarity in London and across the UK”.
Photos of the group’s stand of solidarity, which McNally also said was “simple but powerful”, has been widely shared on social media under the hashtag #WeStandTogether and shows the group standing together, holding hands, and wearing blue, the colour they had been asked to wear to show as a symbol of hope.
The attacker rammed his car through a gate at Parliament House, continued his attack from there, and took the lives of his three victims.
The Women’s march group made the five-minute stand at Westminster Bridge while London landmark Big Ben rang out at 4pm.