Aftermath of London Parliament Attack

March 19, 2023 10:54 am10 commentsViews: 249

UK police have arrested seven people in connection to the London Parliament attack from Birmingham and other places in Britain after raiding six addresses.

Showing respect to the victims of the terrorist attack, 4 dead including a police officer and 40 injured, Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark just before midnight. Three French nationals were among the casualties too.

Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said Paris and London have close links of friendship.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said to lawmakers in the House of Commons a day after the attack, “We are not afraid… Yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy, but today we meet as normal.”

A British born attacker mowed down pedestrians on Wednesday in a large vehicle on Westminster Bridge. He stabbed a police officer too outside the Parliament premises before getting shot and killed.

According to Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley, the lone attacker was inspired by international terrorism.

The officer stabbed to death is identified as 48-year-old member of the London Police Department’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection command.

Among the injured were 12 Britons, 4 South Koreans, 3 French school children, two Romanians, two Greeks and one person each from China, Italy, Ireland, Poland, United States and Germany.

United States President Donald Trump said it was big news and White House Press Secretary said they are monitoring the situation.


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