Londoners share defiant messages of solidarity in wake of terror attack

Londoners have shared defiant messages of solidarity in the wake of a terror attack which left seven victims dead.

People from the across the city shared inspirational quotes on social media under the hashtag PrayforLondon alongside poignant images of the city.

The touching online display came just hours after the attack which saw a white van plough into pedestrians on London Bridge before three knife-wielding suspects stabbed revellers as they enjoyed nights out at nearby Borough Market.

Kelly Russo wrote on Twitter: “British people are some of the most resilient people on the planet. They will prevail. Love and justice will win.”

Praying for London. My thoughts are with the victims and those who were sadly taken from us. We are NOT afraid. #PrayForLondon

— ㅤ (@halesvelvet) June 4, 2017

Another added: “Heartbroken but not afraid.”

And, Gemma Jackson said: “Cannot describe how sick and saddened I feel. We are certainly not afraid. London will continue to be strong as always.”

Others shared images of heartfelt messages of hope written on white boards at Tube stations across the capital.

A sign posted in Walthamstow read: “London Bridge will never fall down. You can’t break our spirit.”

Another spotted at Oval said: “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”


An inspirational sign spotted in Walthamstow (PA)

A third at Tooting Broadway read: “When something terrible happens you have three choices: you can let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.”

Floral tributes have been left on Borough High Street along with signs claiming “love will win”.


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In the aftermath of the attack which also left 48 people, including two police officers, injured witnesses shared tales of Good Samaritans who fought to keep attackers out of busy restaurants.

Sunday 4th June Thought Of The Day From Oval & Clapham North Stations #LondonBridge #LondonIsOpen

— Oval Tube Station (@Oval_station) June 4, 2017

A taxi driver hailed two female passengers who barricaded the doors of a Borough Market eatery as attackers fought their way in while a student nurse spoke of a cabby who alerted her to the danger.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick praised those who “ran towards danger” in a bid to save others.

Three suspects were shot dead by officers just eight minutes after terrified witnesses dialled 999. 

A further 12 people have been arrested in raids at a block of flats in Barking where it is believed one of the attackers lived.

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