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DRONE FOOTAGE: Investigation underway after Finsbury Park van attack

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At least 1 dead at the scene, 10 injured in London’s Finsbury Park van attack
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Britain in Chaos 4 Days Before Election

With four days left to go before British voters head to the polls yet another terror attack has occurred, this time in the capital city London. This is the second terror attack in the space of two weeks. Something very strange has been going on during this British General Election. For the first time in living memory during what seems like this never ending Western «war on terror» terror attacks have occurred during a General Election campaign. There were no terror attacks during the 2005, 2010 and 2015 General Elections, but then a political leader like Jeremy Corbyn was not in the mix during those elections. And just as with the Manchester bombing on May 22, so much of the information about the attack simply does not make sense or add up.

I know the London Bridge area well. I find it astonishing that the attackers drove along London Bridge mowing people down; then abandoned the vehicle near Southwark Cathedral; found time to run through Borough Market on a rampage stabbing people as many as 10 or 15 times; then ran down to the Wheatsheaf pub were they were shot dead by armed police – all in the space of 8 minutes. They covered quite a lot of ground and caused a terrible amount of damage in the space of 8 minutes and from the time when the 999 emergency call was put in the police responded very, very quickly.

As with the last terror attack in Manchester that occurred during the election campaign, campaigning has now been temporarily suspended just as the polls have been tightening against the ruling Conservative Party of Theresa May. Just before the Manchester bombing the polls had already begun to tighten and the Conservative Party manifesto launch was marred in chaos thanks to Theresa May’s ridiculous, immature, lightweight Chief of Staff Nick Timothy’s absurd and cruel idea to introduce a «Dementia Tax». It has been the most dreadful campaign for Theresa May and her team. What started off looking like a Coronation with a landslide has become a bitter fight to the death, quite literally, between the Tories and Labour. Mrs. May has been exposed for the intellectual and political lightweight she is as well as the cold, calculating, callous politician she is while the team of advisors around her are quite clearly rank amateurs, too young, lacking real world experience, way out of their depth and psychologically far too combative and conflict driven for their own good.

Despite the best efforts of her image makers to launch a personality cult around the Prime Minister as a «strong & stable» leader she has in fact demonstrated what a weak, oscillating, untrustworthy coward she is. Mrs. May was for Remain during the EU Referendum Campaign though was hedging her bets by being completely invisible during the plebiscite. Since the result she has become the biggest cheerleader for the hardest of hardest of Brexits though she had no courage of her convictions to come out for Leave during the 2016 Referendum. During the Referendum Campaign she called for leaving the European Convention on Human Rights yet her 2017 Manifesto states the UK will remain a signatory to the ECHR for the duration of the next Parliament…

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Theresa May’s internet clampdown could backfire, warns civil rights group — RT UK

Internet regulations proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May in response to the London Bridge terrorist attack could backfire by making extremists even harder to track, according to the Open Rights Group (ORG).

In a statement following a meeting of the Cabinet Office Briefing Room, known as COBRA, May said regulations are needed to deny space for extremism.

It comes in the wake of two terrorist attacks in the space of two weeks – in London Bridge on Saturday and in Manchester on May 22 – which followed a deadly assault on Parliament in March.

We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed – yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide,” May said.

We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorism planning,” she added.

Civil rights activists, however, warned such powers could have the opposite effect.

If successful, Theresa May could push these vile networks into even darker corners of the web, where they will be even harder to observe,” ORG director Jim Killock told the Independent on Monday.

But we should not be distracted: the internet and companies like Facebook are not a cause of this hatred and violence, but tools that can be abused.

While governments and companies should take sensible measures to stop abuse, attempts to control the internet is not the simple solution that Theresa May is claiming.

I’m proud to have worked @OpenRightsGroup with this heartfelt honest response to an attack so close to my old office https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2017/our-response-to-the-london-and-manchester-attacks 

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Our response to the London and Manchester Attacks

Some of you will know that ORG for many years had our offices in Borough. It was a daily occurrence for us until summer 2016 to walk and to eat in the places where where Saturday’s appalling events…

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron also hit back at May’s plans, comparing them to those in authoritarian regimes like China and North Korea…

Source: Theresa May’s internet clampdown could backfire, warns civil rights group — RT UK

London Bridge Attack | Simon Parkes Official Website Current Intel

London Bridge Attack

Sunday, June 4, 2017

35 years ago I lived close to where the latest attack in London has just taken place.

 As I keep saying the attackers are being organised by very well trained people – No phone calls, no emails, no text, no social media – Just old fashioned plotting.

 

Someone or some organisation is targeting Britain because In the US President Trump can’t be bullied and the organisation behind these attacks can’t manipulate him.

Source: London Bridge Attack | Simon Parkes Official Website

“This Is For Allah” – London Terror Attacks: At Least Two Dead Amid Van Ramming, Stabbing, Gunfire: Live Feed | Zero Hedge

The latest:

  • “Multiple” casualties after two terrorist attacks took place in London on Saturday night; police have responded to attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market
  • At least two people have been killed amid confirmed knife attacks, gunfire, at least 20 injured.
  • The attacks started when a white van drove into Pedestrians on London Bridge around 10:30pm on Saturday.
  • A BBC eyewitness saw three men stabbing people indiscriminately, shouting “this is for Allah”.
  • ‘I saw a man with a large blade’: witnesses describe the attack after the van attack.
  • There have been multiple reports of rapid gunfire in what one witness described as “Westminster all over again”.
  • BBC reports that two attackers were gunned down, and believed killed, by armed police.  One was seen with canisters strapped to his body.
  • Another 3 attackers thought to still be on the run, the BBC adds.
  • Theresa May and the Met Police have declared the attacks are being treated as acts of terror

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Update 10:04 pm: According to Sky News, the London police are still trying to locate one suspect.

London Ambulance Service says at least 20 people have been taken to six hospitals across London

Sky Sources: Police are still trying to locate one suspect

Source: “This Is For Allah” – London Terror Attacks: At Least Two Dead Amid Van Ramming, Stabbing, Gunfire: Live Feed | Zero Hedge

‘Brutal and shocking’: First reactions

Videos have emerged showing the initial response to the Saturday night terrorist attack on the London area renowned for its bars and restaurants. The attackers rammed pedestrians with a van on London Bridge before carrying out stabbings in Borough Market. Read Full Article at RT.com

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London Bridge Closed After Van Plows Into Pedestrians

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Witnesses have said that armed officers are understood to be at the scene after a white van mounted the pavement before driving into people.
The Metropolitan Police say they are dealing with an incident on the bridge.
Transport for London said the bridge has been closed in both directions due to a “major police incident”. Bus routes were being diverted.
BBC reporter Holly Jones, who was on the bridge at the time of the incident, said the van was driven by a man and was “probably travelling at about 50 miles an hour”.
About five people were being treated for injuries after the vehicle mounted the pavement and hit them, she said.
She said the van, which was travelling from the direction of central London, headed towards the south side of the river.
Ms Jones later reported seeing a man being arrested by police. She said he was handcuffed and had his shirt off.

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