SNP campaign activity suspended after London attacks - spokesman
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 17:37
The death toll of seven didn't include the three attackers.
If confirmed as terrorism, this will be the third attack to hit Britain in as many months. Grande and other stars are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims under tight security in Manchester Sunday night.
He added that the response to Saturday's attack was very fast but that quick reaction required investment, commitment and training.
The Conservative Party, Labour Party, and SNP have postponed general election campaigning.
"Within my line of sight, there were five or six people on the ground that were not moving", he said.
One of them, Neal Tate, said he saw two or three young men in their 20s being detained on Borough High Street when he was on his way home. "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam". My thoughts are with the victims of this attack and their families.
Khan said the official threat level in Britain remained at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. "As in Manchester, and in the aftermath of the Westminster attacks, people will come together in the coming days and demonstrate that our way of life is precious and will not be surrendered to those determined to spread fear".
Furqan Nabi, a witness to the early morning arrests, said he saw four men lying face down on the floor.
Mrs May said there needed to be an global agreement to "regulate cyberspace" where extremists have "safe spaces".
Prime minister Turnbull said up to 130,000 Australians live in the UK.
The assailant, Khalid Masood, 52, of West Midlands, reportedly had a criminal record and may have had connections to violent extremism, British Prime Minister Theresa May said. It is unclear how the unprecedented violence in the run-up to the election will impact voter sentiment.
"All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", she said.
Trains are not stopping at London Bridge station, which is the fourth busiest station in London and the gateway to the City for many of those working in the financial district.
"People started running and screaming, and the van crashes into the railing behind". There was a doctor in the pub and she helped him.
"It was really scary", he said.
Witness Mark Roberts, who was on the bridge at the time of the attack, told CNN the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person "about 20 feet into the air". Many customers fought off the attackers, using chairs, pint glasses and bottles.
"I thought, 'Oh maybe they're anxious about them and trying to comfort them...'"
"One act of horror can sort of redefine what people remember a place for, but you just have to keep going to those places and showing them support. Evil, evil people", he told the newspaper.
"Therefore, I refuse to suspend campaigning because this is precisely what the extremists would want us to do".
"I also heard of colleagues from other emergency services and members of the public who ran towards the danger as this incident unfolded. I don't know what to do". The attacker was gunned down by a police officer.
Police said Sunday among those injured in the attack were a British Transport police officer and an off-duty Metropolitan police officer.
The Metropolitan Police said armed officers responded and opened fire.
Police tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.