Source: Mayor of London
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said
“On the first anniversary of the terror attack at Fishmongers’ Hall and London Bridge, we will be taking the time today to stop, reflect and remember the two innocent people who lost theirs Iives – Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones – and the principles they stood for and the hope they inspired. They will forever be in our thoughts, as will the families and friends of all those affected.
“I want to pay tribute to the heroic efforts of our emergency services and the heroism of ordinary Londoners who ran towards danger that day to help save the lives of strangers. The way that our city responded and stood united in the aftermath of the attack showed the world once again that those who seek to divide us and destroy our way of life in London will never succeed.
“The recent rise in the national terrorism threat level and increased danger of extremism online during the pandemic are reminders that challenges lie ahead. We are working harder than ever with partners and the police to counter that threat and keep Londoners safe. The best way to defeat hatred is not by turning on one another, but by focusing on the values of decency and mutual respect that bind us together and will always prevail.”