Minute's silence and half-mast flag remember Westminster terror victims in Newham
PUBLISHED: 14:37 23 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:12 23 March 2017
The town hall's flag is flying at half mast today in remembrance of four people killed in a terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.
A minute’s silence was also observed by council staff this morning, and the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said that “the thoughts of everyone associated witn Newham Council are with those killed and injured.”
Among those confirmed dead is Pc Keith Palmer, who was stabbed trying to prevent the as yet unnamed terrorist from entering the Houses of Parliament.
The attacker, who was shot by police, drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge before trying to get into parliament.
Sir Robin said: “The events in Westminster yesterday have left us all shocked and deeply saddened.
“Our message – and our response – is a simple yet powerful one of resilience, solidarity and defiance. Terrorists must never – and will never – be allowed to win.
“We all need to send a loud and clear message that Newham and the whole of London remains open. For that reason all of our planned council activities across the borough are going ahead as normal.
“It is paramount we all stand together to condemn the appalling actions of yesterday. This borough is a place of many beliefs and cultures and we must continue to celebrate our togetherness.”
The London Stadium has also displayed a tribute, with #WeStandTogether emblazoned on its digital billboard.