Diverse group of hundreds rally in Amsterdam against terrorism

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Palace on Dam square in Amsterdam lit in the colors of the Belgian flag to show solidarity following the Brussels bombings, 22 Mar 2016 (Photo: @Chcycnne/Twitter). (Palace on Dam square in Amsterdam lit in the colors of the Belgian flag to show solidarity following the Brussels bombings, 22 Mar 2016 (Photo: @Chcycnne/Twitter))

A peace rally put together by several Muslim organizations drew hundreds of people from various faiths to Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Friday evening. The demonstration was a show of unity following the attacks in Brussels earlier in the week.

Athiests, Christians, Humanists and Jews joined Muslim people in front of the Royal Palace. “This is a sign of solidarity,” Saïd Bouharrou told NOS. "Terrorists are trying to rip our society apart. It is important to come together,” the co-organizer and mosque leader said.

"It's good that Christians, Muslims, Jews and agnostics are all gathered here," an attendee told NOS. "We will not let a few crazies who set off a bomb turn us against one another."

The rally started off slow due to dismal weather, but many turned out once the clouds cleared up.

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