Britain mourns Tunisia beach attack victims

London, July 3 (IANS) People across Britain observed a minute’s silence on Friday to mourn the tourists who were killed in a massacre on a Tunisian beach last week.

Dozens of British tourists lined up on the beach in Tunisian city of Sousse where Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid and British Ambassador, Hamish Cowell, laid wreaths at the massacre spot, a report in The Guardian said.

In Britain, police forces and schools were asked to observe silence. In train stations, posters were put up and announcements were made to remind passengers and staff of the event.

Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, where she was inaugurating an innovation centre.

Last week, a gunman opened fire on a beach at the El Kantaoui resort in Tunisia killing 38 people, including 30 Britons.

Prime Minister David Cameron had asked all government departments and official buildings in the country, as well as embassies and military bases across the world, to fly their flags at half-mast for the day.

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