Boris Johnson and Corbyn continue campaign despite terror attack

Boris Johnson and Corbyn continue campaign despite terror attack

Agency News

In an act to raise a strong statement, both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, the two leading rivals of the upcoming UK elections have decided to continue their election campaigns on Saturday morning despite a shocking incident of terrorist attack at London Bridge on Friday in which two people were killed and the terrorist was shot dead by UK Police.

Both the leading candidates of Conservative Party, Boris Johnson and the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn have mutually agreed to continue with election campaign that the democratic process must not be disrupted by the shocking incident. As a mark of respect for those who suffered in this attack, both the party leaders had stopped the election campaign on Friday.

A man, he was identified by British police as Usman, wearing a hoax suicide belt and carrying a machete killed two people and wounded three others at the London Bridge. Later, he was grounded by passers-by and soon after Police shot dead him.

The Prime Minister and Labour leader agreed that campaigning should be suspended in London on Friday evening, but begin again on Saturday "as a statement against those who wish to attack our democracy".

Mr Johnson - who chaired a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Friday evening - said: "My thoughts are first with the emergency services, with the police, the bravery they showed in going towards danger as they do. I also want to pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of those members of the public who physically intervened to protect the lives of others. And for me, they represent the very best of our country and I thank them on behalf of all of our country.”

"I think we're all very saddened to learn also that some people have been injured in this event and our sympathies are very much with them and with their loved ones." He added: "Clearly the Metropolitan Police are continuing their investigations and I can assure you, and assure everyone that anybody involved in this crime, in these attacks will be hunted down and will be brought to justice.

Mr Corbyn said: "My heart goes out to the victims of this appalling attack. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our police and emergency services, and the brave members of the public who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.

"We must remain united across all our communities, and we cannot let our democratic process be derailed by acts of terror. "We are suspending campaigning in London tonight as a mark of respect for those who suffered in this attack. We will not be cowed by those who threaten us. We must and we will stand together to reject hatred and division."

Though, they stopped the election campaign on Friday for a while to restart it again on Saturday morning.