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London holds vigil after attack thrusts security to election fore

Reuters Monday, 2 December 2019
London held a vigil on Monday for two people killed near London Bridge by a convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison, an incident that thrust criminal justice to the center of a campaign 10 days before a national election.
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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called on Londoners to honour the memory of two people who died in an attack on Friday by drawing inspiration from their lives.

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