London Prime Minister Addresses Terror Attacks: "Things Need To Change"

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street, London, after chairing a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee following Saturday night's terrorist incident in London.

Three attackers, wearing fake explosive vests, drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge late Saturday night (London time), killing one.

However, as a spokesperson for Khan clarified to United Kingdom publication The Guardian, Khan did not use the phrase "no reason to be alarmed" in the context Trump was indicating.

The Manchester bombing on May 22 was the deadliest attack in Britain since July 2005, when four British Muslim suicide bombers killed 52 people in coordinated attacks on London's transport network. They include a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande - who was performing at the venue targeted by terrorists last month - to raise money for people affected by that attack. Give us all your thoughts below!

The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body.

With her son being treated in King's College Hospital, Mrs O'Neill condemned the terrorists as "callous and barbaric", saying: "These people say they are doing it in the name of god which is an absolute joke".

ABC News correspondent Jon Karl said: "There is some discussion among the President's aides about possibly taking a trip to London at the end of the week to show solidarity with the people of London against terrorism".

Some of those hospitalized are in critical condition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said.

May also warned there was "far too much tolerance of extremism in our country", promising to review counter-terrorism efforts, including possibly increasing the jail terms handed out in terror cases.

Trump slams Sadiq Khan for asking citizens not to panic after London terror attacks.

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The knife-wielding assailants then took their attack to nearby Borough Market, where survivors described a hellish scene in an area packed with people enjoying a night out in bars and restaurants.

London's Metropolitan Police said armed officers fatally shot the attackers within eight minutes.

Speaking on Sunday, Nicola Sturgeon said there was not now any information to suggest any of the victims were Scottish.

On March 22, six people, including a lone attacker, were killed and at least 50 people were injured in a similar attack on Westminster Bridge near Parliament. "Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now?" "They are used now to seeing higher police presence on the streets".

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer USA help to Britain.

One of the men had a hood pulled over his head while another one used a jacket to hide his face, she said. The vehicle with three suspects continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market, after which the suspects left the vehicle and carried out a stabbing attack at the market.

The minister tweeted that he was traveling to London on Monday.

He said: "My message to Londoners and visitors to our great city is to be calm and vigilant today".

The attack came days ahead of a June 8 general election, nearly two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bombing at a concert in Manchester.

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