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Vigil held for London terror attack victims: Boris blames Labour for release of attacker

London, Dec 2 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Opposition and the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn gathered at the vigil to pay tribute to the two victims of the November 29 London Bridge terror attack at Guildhall Yard, which was also attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Johnson has been accused of using the London Bridge terror attack into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist Usman Khan who stabbed two people to death.

Seeing that an attack is being exploited to serve the vested interests of Boris, David Merritt, whose son Jack was one of two people killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan on Friday, condemned the prime minister and Priti Patel, the home secretary, for using the attack as justification for a series of tougher criminal policies.

Jack Merritt has shared posts calling Boris Johnson’s​ response to the murders “beyond disgusting”.

The service also paid tribute to those who were injured, the emergency services and members of the public who responded.

Merritt and Jones were both University of Cambridge graduates, and had been attending an event for the varsity’s Learning Together programme, which focuses on prisoner rehabilitation, when they were attacked.

The attack comes after the UK’s terrorism threat level was downgraded on 4 November from “severe” to “substantial”, meaning that attacks were thought to be “likely” rather than “highly likely”.

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