Northampton to remember Srebrenica this July

Published: Thursday, 05 July 2018

A special service remembering the Srebrenica genocide will take place at the Guildhall on Wednesday, 11 July.

Residents and visitors to the town are invited to join the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Tony Ansell, as he raises the flag in front of the Guildhall at midday. Following this Cllr Ansell will lead a two minute silence, held in honour of the victims of the Bosnian conflict, which took place 23 years ago.

Cllr Anna king will close the ceremony with a poem, especially written by the Srebrenica Trust.

Cllr Ansell said: “Our commemorative service next week is fitting opportunity for everyone in Northampton to show their support to the 8,000 Bosnian Muslims who were killed during the Bosnian War.

“The service will also help to remind us of the continued consequences of genocide and to reaffirm our own commitment to strong community relations here in the UK.”