The view from the London Eye just hours before the awful events of yesterday, and this morning watching the news. We had a voucher so we went and once we got back on the tube it was all unfolding. I’ve never really been this close to it before and it is sad, and scary, but mostly we all have to keep being brave, stay together and know that one day terror attacks will be in the past. London friends, stay safe and look after each other. I love this city so much n hate to see it hurting
To cry out in the name of the LORD Jesus, Savior of all, is the hope of everyone. Praying those affected by the London fire receive grace.
Do you watch the news?
It’s said that the fire started around 1am in West London and the building continues to burn as I type. Screams were heard and the news hasn’t released numbers of those rescued or trapped. While we hope that everyone gets safe and well from this, let’s match our concern with prayer.
Prayers of salvation, healing, and recovery for those affected by the London Tower fire - building staff, families, friends, their loved ones and the neighborhood.
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears. (Psalm 18:6 NASB)
Terrorist attack (noun): the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature.
Oh and stop putting “terrorist incident” is quotation marks. This is a racially and politically motivated act of violence that ticks all the terrorism boxes. The man shouting “I want to kill all Muslims” not enough for you?
And they’re not “worshippers near a London mosque.” They’re Muslims. This monster targeted Muslims. This was a terrorist attack against Muslims.
So disgusted at the media’s double standard and hypocrisy.
All my thoughts and prayers today are with the Muslims affected by today’s tragedy. Feeling so heartbroken for the state of this world.
A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, Commons Leader David Lidington has said.
He told MPs the “alleged assailant was shot by armed police” following a “serious” incident.
Staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices.
The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg said police told her someone had been shot and MPs said they heard “three or four gunshots”.
Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: “There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere.”
Prime Minister Theresa May was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident.
A Downing Street source confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May was “OK”.
Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured.
Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police’s request.
Mr Lidington said: “It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police.
"An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties.
"There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it’d be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on.”
An eye witness, Radoslaw Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard’s Centre for European Studies, posted a video to Twitter purporting to show people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge.
He wrote: “A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people.”
We’re now having an acid attack on average every day, just in London. Progressives need to realise that turning a blind eye to radicalism doesn’t just empower terrorists, it empower abusers & endangers women.
Acid attackers should be immediately & permanently deported if non-Citizens & if they are citizens, they should be sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in order to provide a genuine deterrent to the crime.
These West Londoners being interviewed about this terrible fire are amazing. They are staying so coherent and controlled and articulate when they have literally just lost everything and so many people have died, very inspiring after seeing friends and family jumping out of windows on fire and stuff.
A man who was carrying knives near the Houses of Parliament has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.
The man, in his 20s, was arrested at 14:22 BST by armed police as part of a stop-and-search operation on Whitehall.
A witness described seeing two knives on the ground, one of which he described as a large bread knife.
A Metropolitan Police statement said there were no injuries. The suspect is in custody in a south London police station.
The statement added: “The man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him.
"Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.”
Security remains tight outside Whitehall buildings following the terror attack on 22 March.
Khalid Masood killed four people when he drove along Westminster Bridge on that day. He then got out of the car and stabbed PC Keith Palmer to death at the entrance to Parliament.
I’m watching live coverage of the high rise fire in London on BBC News, and it’s truly horrific. I’ve now heard 2 stories from eyewitnesses about missing children. The building looks so devastated that I don’t know if they’re going to be able to search it safely once the fire is totally extinguished.