British PM Vows Change


FILE - In this May 23, 2017 file photo British Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media outside 10 Downing Street. Four leaders are making their G7 premier in the Sicilian town of Taormina, southern Italy, on May 26 and 27, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, France's Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Theresa May and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, files)
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that “things need to change” following the car-and-knife rampage in the heart of the British capital late Saturday. A short while later, police said 12 people had been arrested in Barking, East London, as officers continued to search a number of addresses in the area.

“We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she said in a strongly worded statement to reporters outside her official residence in London on Sunday. “There is — to be frank — far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”

Seven people died and nearly 50 were injured when a van barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge, and then three attackers embarked on a stabbing spree at nearby Borough Market. It was the third terrorist attack on British soil within as many months. No details have been released about the casualties, but a Canadian citizen was among those killed, the country’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Sunday.

“We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery,” he said in the statement.

The National Health Service in England told NBC News that 21 people injured in the attack were in critical condition.


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