London attack: Thousands gather for candlelit vigil in the capital in memory of those who died

Crowds of people gathered in London yesterday evening to pay tribute to the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in the capital.

Trafalgar Square was packed with a sombre throng of people, paying their respects to those who were killed and injured when Khalid Masood drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before fatally stabbing police constable Keith Palmer.

Flickering candles were placed on the ground and up the steps of the National Gallery.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan addressed the hushed crowds, imploring those present ‘to show the world that we are more committed than ever to the values that we hold dear – that we remain united and open.’

Cheers and applause broke out when the Mayor promised that ‘Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism’.

The Deputy Met Commissioner Craig Mackey and Home Secretary Amber Rudd also shared messages of hope and solidarity, before a minute’s silence was observed.

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