June 23, 2017

Trump criticizes London mayor for reassuring public

05 June 2017, 08:05 | Grady King

"I don't think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and to criticise a mayor who's trying to organise his city's response to this attack", said Gore.

There was chaos on the streets of London Saturday after two terrorist attacks.

Among the victims, there was a Canadian man, as confirmed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Four police officers were injured in the attack, two were off-duty.

It began Saturday night when a van veered off the road and barrelled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge. "It looked like he was aiming for groups of people", Mark Roberts, 53, told Reuters. "People running everywhere, police shouting to run away".

The government and diplomats on the ground in London are advising travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

Attacking people after abandoning the van, they headed to Borough Market where the pubs and restaurants were packed with Saturday night crowds, many watching the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff.

Gerard Vowls, 47, said he saw a woman repeatedly stabbed, and threw chairs, glasses and bottles at the attackers in a bid to stop them.

Firstly, she said we need to deflect the "evil ideology that is a perversion of Islam" and reinforced the need to defend our superior "pluralistic British values". "Run over them by vehicles". Ultimately, they want us to turn on each other.

He said the company "works aggressively to remove terrorist content" and that law enforcement are alerted "if we become aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone's safety". "We need to be more robust in identifying and stamping out extremism in public service and across society". "We stand firmly on the side of the UK", was their message.

Britain was already on high alert following the recent attack on a concert by U.S. pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England, in which seven children were among the dead.

In the final tweet in his morning series, Trump noted that the London attackers used a van to slam into pedestrians and then assaulted people with knives.

Twenty-one remained in critical condition Sunday.

Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for tougher measures to contain extremism in Britain. That sentiment was echoed by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

May revealed that the UK's security and intelligence services have disrupted "five credible plots" since the Parliament attack in London in March. The One Love Manchester event will take place as planned but with extra protection.

Grande has been meeting with some attack victims being treated in Manchester hospitals in recent days.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called it "a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners".

A counter-terror operation in the district of Barking, East London has resulted in 12 people being arrested. One of those officers confronted one of the attackers with a baton. "GOD BLESS!" But Trump also took shots at political correctness and gun control.

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