Westminster terror attack: Vigil to take place in Trafalgar Square

Mar 24, 2017, 00:06
Westminster terror attack: Vigil to take place in Trafalgar Square

In the immediate aftermath of a terror attack outside UK Parliament that killed five and wounded 40, US President Donald Trump's son criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The former member of the parliament was talking about the NY bombing, which left 29 people injured after several trash bins exploded.

An armed police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge after the attack. "'It really touched us yesterday when I heard that one of them had been attacked so I thought it was good to come out and show solidarity to everyone who was involved", he said.

Mr. Khan said after the events in Paris, San Bernadino, and Orlando that "the threat of them was part of life".

The London Mayor was talking after three bombs had recently exploded in NY injuring 29 people.

Khan's remarks in the article were made after a bombing incident in New York City's Chelsea neighbourhood.

When asked to respond to the tweet, Mayor Khan told CNN that he has more important things to do.

"That means being vigilant, having a police force that is in touch with communities, it means the security services being ready, but also it means exchanging ideas and best practice." he said.

Apparently, Trump Jr had taken Khan's comments out of context to make a cheap political point.

"We will defeat them", she said.

Mr. Khan said: "I'm not going to speculate as to who is responsible or how the police in NY should react".

"Masood was not the subject of any current investigations", police said in a statement after the attack.

Sadiq replied: "Well one of the reasons why I think we are the safest global city in the world, and one of the safest cities in the world, is because we've got courageous officers like Keith Palmer".

"We've got a situation where Parliament is returning to normal today, City Hall is returning to normal today, tourists are returning to London today, business are returning to normal today - just the things that the terrorists hate".

British Member of Parliament Wes Streeting was among numerous Britons who responded to the tweet with criticism. I'm not going to allow terrorists to divide London, to destroy our way of life.

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