Thousands of people joined a silent march in Utrecht on Friday, to honour the victims of the tram shooting attack which took place on Monday in the Dutch city.

People walked alongside the tram tracks from the main station until 24 October Square, where the shooting occurred, and laid flowers.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was among those who attended, along with the mayors of Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague.

He had a strong message for the silent marchers. "We will never, never surrender to violence, to extremism and that sends a clear signal that we collectively are doing this."

Three people were killed and five others were injured in Monday's deadly attack carried out by 37 year-old Gokmen Tanis.

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