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Shocked Belgians mourn Liege victims

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Shocked Belgians mourn Liege victims


Belgium is united in grief for the victims of the Liege attack. They were remembered at the Walloon parliament, the school of one of the slain teenagers and at the place where the tragedy unfolded. Flowers were laid at the scene and passers by stopped in prayer and reflection.

Minutes of silence were observed at institutions all over the country amid mourning for those killed in the nation’s deadliest attack in 25 years.

One young woman said: “Even just being here I am scared, when I hear a noise. I am traumatised.”

A man said:“I never imagined that anything like that could happen. It made me think of what happened in Norway, with that guy on the island. If the killer had had the opportunity to reload, he would have done it no problem, because there were no police in the area at the time.”

At the City Hall in Liege people lined up to sign a book of condolences. Outside, in Place Saint Lambert, the scene of the attack, life was slowly if sadly returning to normal.

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