12 arrested in east London as May outlines new terrorism strategy


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a Canadian was among those killed in Saturday night's terror attack in London. But the statement available on the official website of the London mayor did not use the phrase "there's no reason to be alarmed", which Trump referred to in his tweet to criticise the Pakistani-origin mayor.

Seven died and 48 more were injured when terrorists mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people at Borough market.

"Defeating this ideology is one of the great challenges of our time".

The National Health Service in England told NBC News that 21 people injured in the attack were in critical condition.

Forty-eight people, including two police officers, were treated at hospitals.

The incident comes days ahead of a June 8 election, with polls suggesting the lead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party has dropped sharply.

British police had rushed to several incidents across London on Saturday after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians at London Bridge, and police confirmed there was an incident that may have involved a van and a knife attack that resulted in multiple fatalities.

U.S. president Donald Trump assailed political correctness, London's Muslim mayor and gun control in the aftermath of the Saturday night carnage in London and sought to use it to call for support for his controversial "travel ban" that has been struck down as discriminatory by multiple courts. This time will be no different.

"We strongly condemn such mindless act of cowardice. We will continue to work together with the United Kingdom and all our allies to fight terrorism and bring perpetrators to justice".

The British have praised the young male for his spirit as they turn him into a positive symbol
The British have praised the young male for his spirit as they turn him into a positive symbol

The British Red Cross said: "Six volunteers are on-hand to provide practical and emotional support to any residents displaced following last night's attack". After the Westminster terror attack in March the US President's son, who is named Donald Trump Jr, was called "disgraceful" after goading Mr Khan on social media and quoting him out of context.

Armed only with just a baton, the unnamed officer tackled the attackers and suffered injuries to his head, face and leg.

According to the Mirror, his sister Freddy Dowling said on Facebook: "Doctors are very happy with how he's come out the other side". "A massive thank to the University of London Hospital for their tireless efforts in helping my brother out!"

It was reported his girlfriend, Marie Bondeville, was also injured.

"He has always tried to help in terms of what is going on in the area".

Regarding Trump's plug for his contested travel ban - which has been blocked by the courts - Cecillia Wang, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, tweeted, "We need to be outraged when the president exploits a bad violent crime to push his discriminatory and illegal policy". "He is in intensive care".

Veronica Oladapo, 45, who lives in the neighbouring Forresters Apartments, said she left her building at around 7am to see police taking four men and a woman away.

One appeared to be Brisbane resident Candice Hedge, who was reportedly unable to talk after undergoing surgery for a stab wound to the neck.

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