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Borough Market Reopens Just 11 Days After Deadly London Terror Attack

Traders honored victims of the attack with a minute’s silence and then applause.

14/06/2017 10:03 PM AEST | Updated 14/06/2017 10:03 PM AEST

London's Borough Market has reopened for business for the first time since the deadly June 3 terror attack.

On Wednesday morning, stallholders and visitors paused for one minute's silence in tribute to the victims of the atrocity.

They then applauded for a similar amount of time:

Eight people were killed and dozens more injured after three men drove a van into a crowd on London Bridge, before leaving the vehicle and stabbing people.

Some of those the attackers had targeted were inside the market itself. Police shot the suspects dead.

Following the market's reopening, many people tweeted messages of support via the hashtag #BoroughMarket for the businesses that trade there.

Donald Hyslop, who chairs the market's board of trustees, described the reopening as the start of a "healing process."

"It is essential for the well-being of everyone associated with Borough Market that we return to at least a semblance of normality as soon as we can," he told the BBC.

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