Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack that killed seven, official says

Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack that killed seven, official says

It began Saturday night when a van veered off the road and barrelled into pedestrians on busy London Bridge.

Some Twitter users have used the hashtag #WeAreNotAfraid and shared the picture to show defiance in the face of terror.

May, facing an election Thursday, said the recent attacks, including an earlier one outside Parliament in March, are not directly connected, but that "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy one another.

Police said three suspects were shot at the scene, but investigations will determine whether they had support or were part of a larger network The proximity of the attacks and the timing seem to suggest they were coordinated, but police have not confirmed that.

Emergency officials said 48 people, including a transport police officer and an off-duty officer, were treated at hospitals across London.

The three attackers had been wearing what looked like explosive vests that were later found to have been hoaxes.

The 12 arrests were made in the ethnically diverse east London suburb of Barking, with Sky News reporting that a property raided by police belonged to one of the killers.

Mr Pettit said he had seen a photo which appeared to show "one of the attackers upside down on the floor wearing camouflage pants, which he (the neighbour) was wearing two days ago".

Florin Morariu, a Romanian chef who works in the Bread Ahead bakery, said he saw people running and some fainting. "Evil, evil people", he told the newspaper.

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Macron said France is also committed to taking initiatives in tapping solar energy as part of harnessing renewable energy. She also stressed that climate efforts wouldn't be abandoned. "Exploitation of nature is not acceptable to us", he said.

DANIEL SORABJI / AFPPolice escort a member of public as they clear the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge in central London on June 3, 2017.

Brian Dillon, former head of armed police at London's Metropolitan police, said the changes May outlined sounded like the "right thing to do". "All Americans stand in solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom", she said.

He said that Police Scotland will not tolerate any attempts to target any community by "any misguided individual or group" and said that the force continues to work with partners at home and overseas to counter the threat from terrorism and ensure the safety and well-being of all communities. About 35 minutes later, they tweeted about a police response at Borough Market, a popular restaurant and bar area south of the River Thames near London Bridge.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan Police force said in a released statement that around 10:08 p.m. a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. Police officers yelled at people to run from the area.

Prime Minister Theresa May called for tougher measures to contain Islamic extremism in a statement outside her offices in Downing Street on Sunday.

"Everyone ran to the back of the restaurant and crouched down, trying to hide themselves from view", Smedley said. As thousands of people flooded from the area of the attacks - many unable to get home with nearby subway stations shut - locals were quick to offer assistance. Phaldip Singh, who describes himself as an entrepreneur and youth activist, tweeted that Sikh temples were open to provide food and shelter for those affected. This is the third terror attack in three months in the UK.

March 22: A vehicle veered into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge near the British Parliament building, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others.

"The UK threat level remains at severe".

Britain's interior minister said the country's terrorism threat level will not be raised because police believe there are no perpetrators on the loose.

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