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TERRORIST ATTACK LONDON RECAP

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NEW UPDATES (5th July):

  • One of the three men had been featured in a documentary on radical Muslims
  • One of them tried to brainwash local children to convert to Islam
  • Locals reported him to police after he had spoken to their children and offered them treats and gifts, police IGNORED complaints
  • SEVEN people killed, three terrorists shot dead
  • 48 people hospitalized with injuries
  • Already TWELVE suspects arrested
  • Two incidents; London bridge and nearby Borough market
  • Van drove into pedestrians, men exited vehicle to stab people
  • Suspects wore bomb vests, allegedly fake
  • BBC witness: “Shouting ‘This is for Allah’”
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Protesters take to London streets over Theresa May’s handling of Grenfell Tower fire

  • Armed with signs stamped with “JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL” and “NEVER AGAIN,” protesters took to the streets of London on Friday afternoon to call for justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
  • The blaze, which began in the early hours of June 14, claimed at least 30 lives, with dozens more reportedly still unaccounted for.
  • On Friday, protesters flooded the streets to demonstrate against the British government’s response to the disaster, with particular ire reserved for Prime Minister Theresa May. Read more (6/16/17)
theguardian.com
Cladding for Grenfell Tower was cheaper, more flammable option
Exclusive: Omnis Exteriors asked to supply cladding that was £2 cheaper per square metre than fire-resistant version, investigation finds
By Ian Sample

The fireproofed version would have cost an extra £5,000. For the want of £5,000 at least 30 are dead and 70 missing. £50 for a working class life. 

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London mayor Sadiq Khan asks UK to rescind Donald Trump invite after London attack tweets

  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan has requested that the British government rescind its invitation for a state visit to Trump following his tweets criticizing Khan’s response to the London attack, the Guardian reports.
  • “At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” Trump wrote on Twitter.
  • Khan did say there was “no reason to be alarmed” when speaking to Sky News, though he was speaking to Londoners about increased police presence following the attack, not about terrorism. 
  • In a television appearance on Monday, Khan said Trump was wrong about “many things” and indicated that his diplomatic visit should be cancelled. Read more (6/6/17)