Memory of Tunisia attack victims; UK lowers its flags to half mast

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:16 GMT, Jul 3, 2015 |

Britain lowered its flags to half mast on Friday (July 3) as the country marks a week since 30 of its nationals were massacred at a beach in Tunisia. Flags above Downing Street and Buckingham Palace were among the first to be lowered in a long standing tradition of showing respect. The bloody massacre at the Sousse resort, claimed by Islamic State militants, was the worst such attack in Tunisia’s modern history, delivering a blow to the vital tourist industry just as the North African state consolidates its new democracy.

The Tunisian health ministry said all 38 victims had been formally identified. They included 30 Britons, three Irish citizens, two Germans, one Belgian, one Portuguese and one Russian national.