UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urges UK communities to stay united

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm

Opposition Labour party leader attends a vigil outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London on June 20, 2017, following a van attack on pedestrians nearby on June 19. (Photo by AFP)

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has urged all communities in to stay united following the recent terror attacks in the country.
Corbyn made the comments on Wednesday during a vigil held for victims of Monday’s terror attack outside a mosque in north London.
“Those that set off bombs in London on 7/7 and killed people from this borough. Those that supported and that person who set off that bomb in Manchester that took so many lives, those that killed people with knives on London bridge, and this incident, they were all designed to achieve the same thing; attacks on a community that will bring about a division on all of our communities,” Corbyn said.

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) meets locals at Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. (Photo by AFP)

“The only response can ever be, one of bringing communities together in solidarity and support for each other at a time of crisis,” he added.  
A large number of people attended the ceremony to pay tribute to those affected by the incident. They held signs and chanted slogans against Islamophobia.
On Monday, Corbyn said, “all mosques across this country will get the protection they need.”
In the early hours of Monday, a van drove into Muslim worshipers outside Finsbury Park Mosque. One person was killed following the assault and nine others were taken to hospitals with injuries. The London Metropolitan Police said the incident was treated as a terrorist attack.

Members of the media gather at a Police near the scene in Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehicle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The incident bore the hallmarks of a terrorist attack in the British capital earlier this month.
Terror on and near the London Bridge left at least eight people dead and wounded almost 50 others on June 3.
Eight minutes after the first emergency call, armed police forces killed ringleader Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22.

The vehicle used by the attackers where it crashed into railings at the southern end of London Bridge, June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The three knife-wielding assailants drove a hired van into pedestrians on the bridge and stabbed others in Borough Market in an attack initially praised and subsequently claimed by the Daesh Takfiri group.
A similar attack on March 22 left five people dead after a man drove a rented car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death.
Terrorist alert has been set at “severe” in Britain, meaning an attack is highly likely.
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