Manchester Vigil for Iraq
On Friday 8th July, Manchester’s Iraqi community assembled on Albert Square and facing the city’s Town Hall, held a vigil for the victims of the Karrada terrorist attacks in Baghdad.
Despite early figures putting the number of those killed by Islamic State at around 200, the number of Iraqi deaths has increased rapidly to a known 300, as people have succumbed to wounds from the suicide blasts which hit Baghdad.
Present at the vigil, included a broad diversity of people, representing Iraq’s Muslim, Christian and Mandaean communities. Also in attendance, were members of Iraq’s diplomatic community, civil service and representatives from a wide range of political organisations.