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Lake Havasu Shows Support For London Following Terror Attacks

Lake Havasu Shows Support For London Following Terror Attacks
RSM Team / 05 Jun 2017 / No Comments » Comments

By LHHS Journalism Student Karley Glover:

Lake Havasu City residents came out Monday morning to show their support for the people of London, England, following the attack on London Bridge there over the weekend. Havasuvians created a memorial on Lake Havasu’s London Bridge to stand in solidarity and express their condolences to those killed and injured.

Jack White tosses a carnation off of the Lake Havasu London Bridge to show support for London Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Residents gathered under the bridge and then moved to the top where they placed a small memorial. They then dropped carnations into the Bridgewater Channel from the bridge.

Horns honked while the group made their way across the bridge carrying their flags. The ceremony was organized by two citizens, Lorinda Moore and Mary Murillo, who wanted to show their support for the victims in London.

“Anytime I hear about it, I just cringe. I felt that we needed to do something,” Murillo said.

Lake Havasu City residents pose for a photo next to the Lake Havasu London Bridge Monday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

The story of the attacks hit home for many people. As a result of having a peice of London in Lake Havasu City, many residents feel personally connected to the London victims.

Tyler and Emmie Gordon place their own stuff animals in honor of the Manchester bombing 8-year-old victim, Saffie Roussos . Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Not only have the citizens of Lake Havasu shown support for London, but also the recent Manchester bombing. Two children, Emmie and Tyler Gordon, brought stuffed animals from home to place at the memorial in remembrance to an 8-year-old girl, Saffie Roussos, who was victimized and many more young children who were witnesses to these acts of violence.

This event has shown that despite fear of outside danger, citizens in the community will band together to show support of our neighbors across the pond.

Feature Photo: Lorinda Moore places a carnation under a sign on the Lake Havasu City, AZ London Bridge.

Lake Havasu residents pose for a photo on top of the Lake Havasu London Bridge near a memorial. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Lake Havasu City residents show their support for the London victims on the Lake Havasu London Bridge Monday morning. Rick Powell/RiverScene

Lake Havasu London Bridge

Teddy bears, flowers, and flags are set up under a Lake Havasu London Bridge sign Monday morning. Photo courtesy Lorinda Moore.

Lake Havasu residents raise their flags Monday morning during a moment of silence to show support to the victims of the London Terror Attacks. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Carnations float on top of the water that were tossed off of the Lake Havasu City London Bridge. Rick Powell/RiverScene

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