US President Donald Trump wasted no time using another apparent terrorist attack in London to argue for US courts to reinstate his travel ban focused on people from predominantly Muslim countries.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety,” Trump said on Twitter, before UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the incidents were being treated as a potential act of terror.
First responders, including armed police and ambulance personnel, rushed to a series of incidents across central London late Saturday night. The city’s police urged residents to “run, hide, tell.” Multiple fatalities were reported.
British authorities provided no immediate information on the likely source of the attacks, which included one in which a van veered off the road into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge. Stabbings were reported in at least …