UK PM Theresa May says “enough is enough” after London attack
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Sunday for a stronger response to Islamist extremism after three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby, killing seven people and injuring 48, according to Reuters.
Reuters added that the attack occurred five days before a parliamentary election and was the third to hit Britain in less than three months. May said Thursday’s vote would go ahead.
“It is time to say enough is enough,” the Conservative leader said outside her Downing Street office, where British flags flew at half-mast.
“We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” May said, calling for a beefed-up counter-terrorism strategy that could include longer jail sentences for some offences and agreements to regulate cyberspace, Reuters reported.
One French national and one Canadian were among those killed. Australia said one of its citizens was among the injured, according to Reuters.
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