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Glastonbury: Biggest Human Peace Sign Made by 15K People

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People gather to make a giant human peace sign at the Stone Circle at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton on June 22, 2017, near Glastonbury, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 23 Jun 2017 05:32 PM

Fifteen thousand concertgoers assembled at Glastonbury on Thursday to make the world’s biggest human peace sign.

The organizers described the effort as a “message of peace to the world” in light of recent terrorist attacks. The previous record was 5,814 people at an Ithaca festival in New York in 2008.

“There are worries that things like the attacks in Manchester and London are just going to divide people, and make people more hateful towards minorities,” said participant Cat Warren, The Guardian reported. “So just coming together and celebrating with people from all ages, races and religions, it feels so lovely. It’s almost like a protest to anyone who is being hateful and shows we’re not afraid. We could do with a bit more of this outside of Glastonbury.”

William Hawk, from Standing Rock Indian Reservation, chanted to the crowd in traditional Native American style. “We don’t need this [terror] in our world. Peace and love comes about simply by giving peace and love,” he said, the Bristol Post reported.

“I feel very humbled that people have joined together for something that represents everything that is good about Glastonbury, everything that is good about humanity,” organizer S.J. Smallpage told the Bristol Post. “It made my heart sing.”

The participants in the biggest peace sign were taking part in an annual five-day music festival at Glastonbury.

The peace sign was made on the one month anniversary of the Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that left several concertgoers dead and many more injured.

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