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Roses and messages of peace in Nottingham

A young group of Muslims and volunteers are handing out 1,000 roses in Nottingham today as part of an event called 'Flowers for Peace'.

The volunteers have been handing out the flowers each with a message of peace

The group formed the event following the death of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich last month.

One of the messages of peace being handed out in the city centre
A volunteer hands a 'peace rose' to a police officer

Young muslims spread message of peace in Nottingham

Peace message Credit: ITV News Central
Peace message Credit: ITV News Central

1000 roses are being handed out in Nottingham city-centre today as part of an event called 'Flowers for Peace'. It has been organised by The KQZ Institute, a group of young Muslims and volunteers who have got together after the death of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last month.

Muslim peace event in Nottingham

A thousand roses will be handed out in Nottingham city centre Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

1000 roses will be handed out in Nottingham city-centre today as part of an event called 'Flowers for Peace'.

It has been organised by The KQZ Institute, a group of young Muslims and volunteers who have got together after the death of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last month.

The following message will be attached to the roses:

"If anyone killed a person, it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind."

Organisers say they will hope it will send a clear message that young Muslims in Nottingham strongly condemn murder.

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