7 July Memorial

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7 July Memorial in 2009

The 7 July Memorial is a permanent memorial to the 52 victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. It is on the east side of Hyde Park, by Lover's Walk and Park Lane, close to Curzon Gate and about 150 metres (490 ft) north of the well-known statue of Achilles.[1]

Vandalism[change | change source]

The memorial had graffiti put on two weeks after its creation ceremony in 2009, with words written on the memorial with a black marker pen.[2] It was graffitied on for a second time in 2014, being found on the morning of the ninth anniversary of the attacks. In the 2014 incident slogans such as "4Innocent Muslims", "Blair Lied Thousands Died" and "J7 Truth" were written in red and black marker on the memorial, and were removed shortly after being discovered by the park's manager.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tributes paid at 7 July memorial". BBC News. 7 July 2009.
  2. "7/7 bombings memorial vandalised". BBC News. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. "July 7 memorial defaced by graffiti on ninth anniversary". The Guardian. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. "7/7 memorial in Hyde Park vandalised on eve of commemorations". BBC News. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2021.