Donald Trump berates London mayor over response to terror attacks
Hours after offering his support to the United Kingdom in the wake of last night’s terror attack in London, and saying “We are with you”, U.S. President Donald Trump hopped on Twitter again this morning.
Ken Chigbo told Sky News that the man quizzed him about the van he was using to move house and where he could get one for himself.
The attack, which saw the assailants kill at least seven people and injure nearly 50 before they were shot dead by police, began with a van being driven at high speed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge.
“We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are”, May said, calling for a beefed-up counter-terrorism strategy that could include longer jail sentences for some offences and new cyberspace regulations. “It may be a vital piece of information”.
Armed officers confronted three suspects, who police said were wearing “hoax” suicide vests, at the market. Several days later it was lowered again to “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely.
Prime Minister Theresa May has called for closer regulation of the internet following a deadly terror attack in London. “As I was thinking … which direction should I run, the van swerved across the other side of the bridge from me”. “It looked to me that the van was aiming at the people“. Armed police fired shots after reports of stabbings and a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday in an incident reminiscent of a terror attack in March just days ahead of a general election.
The 25-year-old said that at first, “it didn’t look too risky”. Police said they may never know his motivation.
The attack represents the third on British soil in three months, after the Westminster attack in March that left five people dead, and the Manchester bombing last month.
Mr Trump Jr was ridiculed on social media over the comment with people saying that Mr Khan did not say that attacks were to be expected, but rather that the threat of them was part of life.
Another witness, who was in the cafe, said a man with a “massive knife” entered the restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside.
There were several police vehicles outside a block of flats that had been cordoned off.
Police tweeted a warning telling people in the area to run to safety, hide and then call police if it is safe to do so.
Witnesses described how passers-by threw chairs and beer glasses at the attackers in an attempt to stop them. “Ended it giving CPR to innocent victims attacked at London Bridge“, he wrote, adding a broken heart emoji. “How they described it to me was they were preventing the guys from getting into the restaurant”.
Mark Stembridge told his staff at Cafe Brood, some of whom were ex-military from Albania, to pull customers from the open balcony as they saw three men brandishing weapons coming towards the building.
The man with the knife stabbed a waitress, who was hiding behind a partition, in the neck and stabbed a man in the back before running out of the restaurant, the witness said. And he looked at me.