Trump argues for travel ban after attacks hit London

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 5, 2017

They then emerged and attacked some of the people they had hit with the van before heading to Borough Market, where the pubs and restaurants were packed with Saturday night crowds, including many watching the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff.

On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in northwest England. In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four before fatally stabbing a policeman on Parliament's grounds.

The president also retweeted a message from the Drudge Report, a right-wing viral website, about "fears of a new terror attack" roughly two hours before London authorities formally attributed the incidents to terror.

Witness Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge as the assault developed.

"We are all shocked and angry today, but this is our city", Sadiq Khan said Sunday.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police head of counterterrorism, said that while police believe all the attackers were killed, the investigation is expanding.

On Saturday evening police responded to the scene at London Bridge after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians.

The attack comes days before the general election is due to take place, and after Britain's threat level was reduced back to "severe" after being raised to its highest level "critical" following the Manchester attack.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her anguish over the twin terror attacks and said her government would adopt a zero tolerance policy against extremism.

The prime minister said the United Kingdom "cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are" as she set out tough measures to tackle terrorism in response to the attack.

"The recent attacks are not connected, but we believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat that we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism", May said. Guy's Hospital, near London Bridge, was placed on lockdown "due to the ongoing incident in central keep patients, relatives and staff safe", it said in a statement. It was 30 minutes before police came to escort them out.

They were heard shouting "This is for Allah" as they attacked people.

"It is time to say, enough is enough", she said. He said it took him 20 minutes to carry her across the bridge, stumbling all the way. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured.

"They were trying to force their way into a restaurant", he told ITV.

The public has been urged to remain vigilant and to alert police to anything suspicious.

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