Women Hold Hands Across Westminster Bridge in Solidarity With Victims of London Terror Attack

After a devastating terrorist attack in London on Wednesday, women of all backgrounds joined hands to stand in solidarity across the Westminster Bridge.

Organized by the Women's March on London, the participants stood on the bridge, holding hands for five minutes as Big Ben chimed at 4pm, Independent reports.

Each of those standing alongside one another had her own story and reason for participating, but all were there for one reason: solidarity.

While 34-year-old Ayesha Malik told Independent she was there to "show solidarity with the principles... of plurality, diversity, and so on" as a Muslim woman, Londoner Mary Bennett wanted to support her city. Because as she says, "It's a very small gesture, but life is made up of small gestures."

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