London Bridge Attacks


Zoey McCarty, Staff Writer

On 29 November 2019, five people were stabbed with two  dead and three injured during the attack in Central London. Usman Khan, a militant who was released from prison in 2018 for terrorist attack back in 2012 is the suspect in the stabbing that happened at Fishmongers’ Hall later killed by the police during a shootout.

People wonder how Khan originally from Pakistan was released from prison after seven years for act of terrorism against the public. The public is still angry at the justice system and say the stabbing attack would not have happened  if Khan was still in prison.Prime Minister of England, Boris Johnson upset is about the whole event.

“Further, for all terrorism and extremist offences, the sentence announced by the judge must be the time actually served – these criminals must serve every day of their sentence, with no exceptions,”said Boris Johnson Prime Minister of England.

Several men shows heroism during the London Bridge Attack by tackling and pinning knife-wielding Khan preventing him from  hurting or killing more people until the police arrived.

“We were trying to do as much as we could to try and dislodge the knife from his hand so he wouldn’t harm anyone else… The guys that were there were absolutely amazing. Heroes beyond belief,” said Steve Hurst, tour guide with the group of men to stop Usman Khan.

The family of Usman Khan has expressed their condolences to the victims’ families and everyone who were affected by actions that Usman Khan decide to make has destroyed so many people in the process.

“We are saddened and shocked by what Usman has done. We totally condemn his actions and we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims that have died and wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We would like to request privacy for our family at this difficult time,” the Khan Family wrote in a statement CBS News.

The victims’ families of the London Bridge attack has spoken out against the Conservative government and Britain’s judicial system of how they are handling of the aftermath of stabbing attack that took away their loved ones.

“We know Jack would not want this terrible, isolated incident to be used as a pretext by the government for introducing even more draconian sentences on prisoners, or for detaining people in prison for longer than necessary,” the Merritt Family wrote in a statement to CNN.


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