Four are dead and at least 20 wounded on Wednesday close to Britain’s Houses of Parliament in what police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.
Reuters reporters inside the building heard loud bangs and shortly afterwards a Reuters photographer said he saw at least a dozen people injured on Westminster Bridge, next to parliament.
His photographs showed people lying on the ground, some of them bleeding heavily and one apparently under a bus. The number of casualties was unclear.
“Officers – including firearms officers – remain on the scene and we are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
The House of Commons, which was in session at the time, was immediately suspended and lawmakers were asked to stay inside. Prime Minister Theresa May was safe after the incident, a spokesman for her office said. He declined to say where May was when the attack took place.
The leader of the House, David Lidington, said in the chamber that an assailant who stabbed a policeman had been shot by police. An ambulance helicopter landed on Parliament Square, just outside the building.
The BBC said police believed there was a suspect vehicle outside parliament but police did not immediately confirm that report. (REUTERS)
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Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center conducted a study on public symbols of the Confederacy. The center found more than 700 Confederate monuments on public land in the U.S. — with nearly 300 in the states of Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina alone.
Around the country, a fresh push is on to remove Confederate statues, the great majority of which were erected well after the Civil War.
A protest linked to the proposed removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va., became a scene of violence, and officials elsewhere are moving swiftly to remove statues, hoping to keep their own towns and universities becoming similarly embroiled. Monuments in cities including Baltimore, Annapolis, Austin, Durham and New Orleans have already been taken down.
Though the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments is uniquely American, the U.S. is not alone in reckoning with public symbols of the past.
hold up signs as President Donald Trump speaks at the 2017 North
America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference in
Washington; a man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack,
at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib
province, Syria; fans arrive during a practice round for the
Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.; An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul, Iraq; and, South Sudanese refugee children gather with their belongings after crossing into Uganda at the Ngomoromo border post in Lamwo district, northern Uganda.
These are just a few of the photos of the day for April 4, 2017.
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of people across the U.S. are marching on President Donald Trump’s
hundredth day in office to demand action on climate change.
Washington, D.C., large crowds on Saturday made their way down
Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat. They planned to encircle the
Organizers say about 300 other protest marches are expected around the country.
in the Peoples Climate March say they’re objecting to Trump’s rollback
of restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at
coal-fired power plants, among other things. (AP)
(Photos: Mike Theiler/Reuters, Marc Piscotty/Getty Images, Astrid Riecken/Getty Images, Mary Altaffer/AP, Mike Theiler/Reuters)
“ Şimdiye kadarki bütün toplumların tarihi, sınıf savaşımları tarihidir. ”
Marx Görsel : Migrants arrived by boat this month near the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos. Under Europe’s system of open internal borders, the island’s thinly patrolled, easily accessible coastline, within sight of the Turkish coast, might as well be the frontier of France or Germany or Sweden. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy
Attorney General Sally Yates testify to the Senate Judicary Committee’s
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building
on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC; An opposition supporter
throws tear gas at riot police during a rally against President Nicolas
Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the “extrajudicial killings” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines; People carry a victim on a stretcher out of the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia; and, A flock of young lemurs climb a tree at their enclosure in the Wroclaw Zoo, in Wroclaw, Poland.
These are just a few of the photos of the day for May 8, 2017.
(Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters, Bullit Marquez/AP, Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA, Macie J. Kulczynski/EPA)