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'We all feel the pain' - Londoners gather to mourn attack victims

Police name 2 of 3 London attackers Police identify London attackers but names not released
Kelvin Reese | 07 June, 2017, 18:47

FACTS: In full context, London mayor Sadiq Khan said that the terror threat remained at "severe" and Londoners had "no need to be alarmed" by the stepped-up police presence.

US President Donald Trump renewed his online criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday, calling his statements "pathetic" in the wake of Saturday's terrorist attack. In the tweet, Trump alleges that the Mayor requested Londoners to not be alarmed despite the attacks.

Khan, who became the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city when he was elected in 2016, in October called Trump's campaign pledge to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. "ignorant".

"As a proud and patriotic British Muslim I say this, you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name", said London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Many of us in Boston remember quite clearly the day in 2013 that then-British Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Marathon bombing site, four weeks after the attack, standing on Boylston Street in solidarity with Bostonians and all Americans. "Working with the police, security services, the Government; that's why I've not responded to the tweets from Donald Trump".

Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his father.

Tim Farron, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrats, called on May on Monday to cancel the state visit, saying Trump was insulting Britain's values "at a time of introspection and mourning".

Hazik Rahman from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community said the attackers had abused Islam, and that the event showed that the city would stand united in the face of extremism.

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London Bridge car attack, nearby stabbings 'terrorist incidents,' police say
Police confirmed that they responded to a report of a "vehicle collision with pedestrians" at London Bridge at 10:08 p.m. Federal Labor MP Sam Dastyari says he was at a restaurant near the attack and was evacuated past the "horrific events".

Khan was asked if he thought Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom should be called off. "No reason to be alarmed".

"It's somewhat freaky the way the president went after the mayor", said Senator Ben Cardin, (D) Maryland.

On Monday, the president attacked the Justice Department for revising the original measure, leaving it "watered down" and "politically correct".

Mr Khan told the Press Association: "I've said for a long time that I think that the invitation from Prime Minister Theresa May to Donald Trump for a state visit was premature. That's because they used knives and a truck!" tweeted Trump, according to CNN.

"When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate", he added.

"In the aftermath of the London Bridge attack, we have been working with Sadiq Khan, party politics has been put to one side".

On Monday, Clinton called for strengthened ties with global allies - a clear contrast with Trump, who has in recent days alarmed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and withdrawn the United States from a Paris climate accord.

He argues the measure is needed to prevent attacks in the U.S., but critics say the policy is discriminatory and has little national security justification.

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