Trump Slams 'Political Correctness,' London Mayor In Wake Of Attack

Elias Hubbard
June 5, 2017

It is the third terror attack in the United Kingdom in as many months.

Police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets to kill three knifemen whose eight-minute wave of terror in central London left seven people dead and 21 fighting for their lives.

The violence began when a van swerved into throngs of pedestrians on London Bridge.

Last night's attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market was actually over in under ten minutes, though the confusion and chaos in the aftermath stretched through the night as officials sorted out the details.

The popstar's manager Scooter Braun said the One Love Manchester gig has a "greater purpose" than ever, following the second terrorist attack in two weeks.

Most of the main political parties suspended national campaigning on Sunday, but May said campaigning would resume on Monday and that the election would go ahead as planned.

A woman companion said: "We were in the restaurant and we just saw three guys come into the restaurant, stabbed someone in the face and someone in the stomach".

May has characterized the attack as the work of Islamic extremists but no group has claimed responsibility yet. "They were stabbing her", witness Gerard Vowls said.

A taxi driver identified only as Chris told LBC radio that he attempted to ram his cab at one of the terrorists after he watched them unleash their attack on London Bridge. "I think if everyone who travels does that, it creates this very powerful message to these people who commit these frightful crimes that "you won't stop us".

NHS officials said 36 people were now being cared for in central London hospitals, with 21 in critical conditions.

"I froze, to be honest", Roberts said. However, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that a Canadian is among the dead.

Slamming the Congress for incorrectly labelling Jammu and Kashmir as "India occupied Kashmir" in its booklet, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said people would never forgive the party for such a mindset. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time, fewer than earlier in the night because it was getting late.

At least four police vans were stationed behind a cordon outside the Elizabeth Fry flats in King's Road.

Pence also tweeted, "Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims, courageous first responders & all the people of London".

She also said the people need to be more vigilant in identifying and stamping out extremism across society.

After Saturday night's terrorist attack in London, President Trump tweeted: "Whatever the United States can do to help in London and the U".

Neighbours at the site of one raid in Barking said a man who lived there resembled one of the attackers shown in news photographs.

"It was really scary", he said.

Police tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it was safe to do so.

Police were called at around 10.08pm on Saturday to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge.

Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, has long had a frosty relationship with Trump.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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