City falls silent to remember Tunisia victims

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The city has paid tribute to those killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack with a minute’s silence.

People gathered at the war memorial outside Wakefield County Hall at noon as the Mayor of Wakefield June Cliffe led the silence and a short memorial service.

A total of 38 people, 30 of whom were British, were killed when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday, June 26.

Wakefield joined in the national minute’s silence which was announced by the Prime Minister on Monday.

People across the world shared photos and tributes on Twitter, under trending hashtags #westandtogether and #minutesilence.