Muslim Londoners hand out 3,000 roses near London Bridge

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What started as a conversation with a florist turned into a movement to promote unity and interfaith relations in London. More than a dozen London-based volunteers handed out 3,000 roses near the London Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

"We wanted to just celebrate unity at a time when our society was so divided from the attacks last week," volunteer Laila Rob said. The idea to pass out the roses came from Zakia Bassou, 27, after talking with a florist from Zara Flora Flowers in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Their goal was, "to raise money for 1000 roses which we'll gift on Sunday 11th June at London Bridge in an expression of love, solidarity and appreciation," the post read.

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