Vigil held for Lon­don ter­ror vic­tims

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

TRIB­UTES were paid at a memo­rial cer­e­mony for vic­tims of the Lon­don Bridge ter­ror at­tack, as the Govern­ment said it was re­view­ing the early re­lease from prison of dozens of con­victed ter­ror­ists.

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Boris Johnson, Labour Party leader Jeremy Cor­byn and

Lon­don Mayor Sadiq Khan all joined a vigil to hon­our Jack Mer­ritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. They were both killed on Fri­day when Us­man Khan, who was wear­ing a fake sui­cide de­vice, went on a knife ram­page be­fore be­ing shot dead by armed po­lice.

The memo­rial event in the

City of Lon­don fi­nan­cial district, a short dis­tance from the scene of the at­tack, in­volved mem­bers of the emer­gency ser­vices and the public.

Mayor Khan told them: “The best way to de­feat this ha­tred is not by turn­ing on one an­other but by fo­cus­ing on the val­ues that bind us.”

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