London attack: UK tolerated extremism - Theresa May laments
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 20:42
Mark Roberts, the witness on the bridge, said the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a high rate of speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person "about 20 feet into the air".
A larger scale attack occurred less than two weeks ago on May 22, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Manchester Arena shortly after a pop concert, killing 22 and injuring over 100 concert-goers, mostly teenagers.
Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance.
British police said they were dealing with three incidents near London Bridge Saturday night.
British Prime Minister Theresa May reacted today to an attack that killed seven people in London by saying things could not continue as they were and that the strategy for dealing with terrorism needed to be reviewed in four ways.
President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of early morning tweets in the wake of the London attacks - criticizing the city's mayor and bemoaning what he says is political correctness when it comes to national security.
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She said five credible attacks since the Westminster attack have been disrupted by the police.
May spoke defiantly about protecting Britain's democracy - and vowed the election would go ahead as planned - after the violence turned a balmy summer night in an area packed with revelers into a scene of bloodshed and chaos, with officers running through crowded streets screaming for people to flee.
They were confronted and shot by police at Borough Market within eight minutes of the first call being made.
After striking pedestrians on the bridge, the attackers went from bar to bar in Borough Market, stabbing people with foot-long hunting knives.
· By not giving the terrorists safe space online for the plotting of terror attacks.
He said: "Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station".
"I also with to express my admiration of and gratitude to the emergency services".
Gerard Vowles told Sky TV that he was on the street near the Southwark Tavern pub, the scene of multiple stabbings, when he heard someone say: "I've been stabbed, I've been stabbed".
The attack Saturday came on the eve of a benefit concert by Grande for victims of last month's Manchester Arena bombing in aid of the victims and their families.