Police fire 50 shots to stop London attack

Pablo Tucker
June 5, 2017

Then two weeks ago, a bomber killed 22 people - including children - at a pop concert in Manchester.

At 9.58 pm Saturday, a van careened down London Bridge, hitting pedestrians before three men jumped out and went on a stabbing spree, officials said.

May condemned the "evil ideology of Islamist extremism" after the second terror attack on United Kingdom soil in the past two weeks.

This included confronting the ideology of Islamist extremism and making the case for "pluralistic British values", besides coordinating with other governments to force Internet companies to stop providing "safe spaces" online for extremists to recruit and coordinate.

In response, director of policy at Facebook Simon Milner said: "We want Facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists".

"As I was across the road I saw a man stabbing the woman". NHS England says that 21 people are in a critical condition. He urged all Londoners to "remain calm and vigilant today and over the days ahead". "We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", she said.

May characterized the latest attack as the work of Islamic extremists, but no group has yet claimed responsibility.

The group has called on its followers to carry out increased terror attacks around the world during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. I've said hello in passing more than 50, 60 occasions.

Labour leader says Theresa May tried to 'protect public on the cheap'.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night", adding: "There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts".

The flag at Downing Street is flying at half-mast as a mark of respect to the victims of the attack and the ruling Conservative party has announced that it has suspended its national election campaign for Sunday, with plans to review during the course of the day. Packed with people enjoying the summer night, the area around London Bridge and Borough Market soon turned to chaos and panic.

Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers. Forensic investigators were working on the bridge, where buses and taxis stood abandoned.

At several points outside the cordon, people laid flowers and messages of grief and solidarity.

Responding on Sunday to Trump's criticism, a Khan spokesman issued a pointed statement saying that the mayor - busy coordinating a response to the attack even while reassuring Londoners and visitors - had "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks".

May said the attacks were not directly connected, "but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face" as "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy one another.

He concluded by praising Khan's leadership, tweeting, "I commend the strong leadership of the @MayorofLondon as he leads the city forward after this heinous attack".

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