IS claims responsibility for London attack
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 0:08
The mayor's office says the gathering is an opportunity for Londoners and visitors "to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives in Saturday's attack, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life".
Three men then got out of the vehicle with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market until they were shot dead by police.
Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit called for "immediate and strong action from the worldwide community" in order "to break the forces of terrorism and extremism" which "represent one of the biggest challenges the contemporary world faces".
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" the U.S. president said in one message. Raids are going on elsewhere in the city.
She said the measures were needed because "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other.
"As president, I will do what is necessary to prevent this threat from spreading to our shores and work every single day to protect the safety and security of our country, our communities and our people".
Shortly after May spoke, London's Metropolitan Police Service said officers from its counterterrorism command arrested a dozen people in the east London suburb of Barking in connection with the attack. "They were stabbing her", witness Gerard Vowls said.
Saturday night's atrocity in the capital was the third terrorist outrage to hit the country this year.
The area remained cordoned off and patrolled by armed police and counter-terrorism officers on Sunday, with train stations closed.
A benefit concert Sunday evening in Manchester, a tribute to and benefit for those victims, drew about 50,000 people who appeared to thrill to an opening exhortation: to not be afraid.
People from around the world were caught up as hundreds cowered in pubs and restaurants, barricading themselves inside as the attackers stalked the streets.
She said Candice's boyfriend is at her bedside.
After the Manchester attack, Britain raised its threat level to "critical" - meaning an attack is expected imminently - but downgraded it back to "severe", which means an attack is highly likely, on May 27.
A 23-year-old Brit, Daniel O'Neill, also remains in the hospital after being stabbed, his mother said. "People running everywhere, police shouting to run away".
Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he was concerned about Trump's call for a travel ban "even though the courts have continued to turn that down". Australia said one of its citizens was among the injured.
Thames Valley Police said its thoughts were with all touched by the terrifying attacks. "But when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change".
"I chucked it, but I think I missed one of them, and then I picked up a stool, and I threw it at him".
According to the Mirror, he wrote on Facebook: "Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch".