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Social media silence planned to remember terror victims

A global social media silence to remember victims of the Paris attacks is due to take place tonight at 8.20pm Irish time. Picture by Steve Parsons/PA Wire
John Monaghan

PEOPLE from across the north are being urged to participate in a global 'social media silence' on Friday evening by turning off all devices to remember those killed and injured in recent terror attacks.

Following on from a similar event on Sunday involving social media users from Northern Ireland, a global silence has been organised for Friday at 8.20pm Irish time.

For 10 minutes participants are asked to refrain from sending texts, emails and social media posts, in memory of all the people "affected by the recent tragedies in Paris, Beirut and Garissa, Kenya".

Common Law NI, the group behind the 'homeless pod' which was installed temporarily in Belfast earlier this year, encouraged people to get involved.

It said: "It is hoped people will set their phones down for 10 minutes and remember those affected and be grateful for their friends and family. In these tragic times we believe we need to take stock of our existence."

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