Following Friday’s recent terrorist attack in the heart of Stockholm, the people of Sweden gathered in Sergels torg in solidarity against the recent events which took place, with several Swedish acts taking to the square to support the gathering.
Solidarity manifested in the city of Stockholm on Sunday, with thousands of people gathering together to stand against Friday’s deadly attack in the major pedestrian street of Drottninggatan.
Standing together in Sergels torg on Sunday afternoon, close to where the attack took place, members of the public gathered together to show love and remember the lives of the victims that were lost on that devastating afternoon.
Stars stand in solidarity
Joining the thousands of Stockholmares in Sergels torg this afternoon were a number of Swedish stars from across the nation in support of today’s gathering, including Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2017 runner-up Nano, former Melfest participant and host Sarah Dawn Finer and 2013 Melfest participant Rikard Wolff.
Silence across Stockholm
A minute’s silence took place at 14:53 local time across Sweden, the same time the attack took place on Friday, to remember the victims and the families affected by the attack, with the thousands of people linking arms together in silence and enforcing the message of love and openness within the city.
The Mayor of Stockholm, Karin Wanngård, spoke out following today’s gathering in Stockholm, reinforcing Stockholm’s stance as an open city and reiterating the city’s importance of continuing to open the doors for other persons coming from around the world, for war and terrorism in other countries.