We were deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic events in London, in which three people were killed in a terrorist attack. First and foremost, we want to extend our prayers to the victims and the families who have lost a loved one. They will always be in our thoughts.
We are also comforted by London’s incredible – and incredibly London – response to the attack. Despite the heartbreak, the capital is back to business as usual; commuting, working, and flowing among one another around these wonderful streets.
It’s why we love London, and it’s why we agreed with Mayor Sadiq Khan when he said, in a Facebook video last night, that ‘London is the greatest city in the world. We will never be cowed by terrorism. We stand together, in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life. We always have, and we always will.’
Tonight, the Mayor has invited Londoners and anyone visiting the city to attend a candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square at 6pm. Not only will it honour the people who tragically lost their lives yesterday, it will show how London is a truly united city, where we stand together as one no matter our race or religion.
‘London is a truly incredible city full of amazing people,’ Sadiq said. ‘When it is faced with adversity, when we are tested on who we are and what we stand for, we always pull together. We stand together stronger than ever. We stand up for our values and our way of life. We show the world what it means to be a Londoner. We always have, and we always will.’
When people try to break us apart, we Londoners always come back stronger than before. Tonight’s vigil will welcome so many faces, backgrounds, religions and races, all in the name of unity, understanding and openness.
We would love to see you there, because we are more powerful when #WeStandTogether.