Covid-19: 150,000 Hearts Painted In London’s The National Covid Memorial Wall To Remember Victims
A group called Covid-19 Bereaved Families For Justice UK has begun drawing 150,000 hearts on a wall that stretches hundreds of meters to make the ‘National COVID Memorial Wall’.
A unique campaign has begun in London to pay respect to the COVID-19 victims. The group of campaigners aim to reach out and pay respect to the victims of the pandemic by hand-drawing almost 150,000 hand-drawn hearts on a wall. The mural is expected to stretch for hundreds of metres opposite Britain’s Houses of Parliament and would be treated as a memorial of the pandemic victims.
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The group has begun drawing the hearts on the wall which is stretched along the southern bank of the River Thames outside St Thomas’ hospital. This is the very hospital where the English Prime Minister Boris Johnson was put in an intensive care unit after being tested positive for coronavirus last year. The initiative has been organised by a group called Covid-19 Bereaved Families For Justice UK. The group has also made political headlines as they called for a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Right now we are drawing thousands of hearts by hand on a wall opposite Parliament in London. It is a National Covid #MemorialWall, and by the time it is completed we will have drawn more than 145,000 hearts.
— Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK (@CovidJusticeUk) March 29, 2021
The initiative is a public-funded initiative and the organising group is aiming to set the best of tributes for the fallen ones. The group is inviting all affected by loss to share their grief by drawing hearts and paying respects at the National COVID Memorial Wall, as they call it. As of today, the UK has recorded 4,345,788 coronavirus cases with the death toll reaching 126,713.
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