The quote of the day at Tower Hill Station has been giving Londoners comfort this morning
Staff at Tower Hill Station, right next to the Tower of London, used their daily quote to comfort the thousands of commuters travelling through the station this morning as they struggle to come to terms with the attack in which four people died.
The quote says: “‘The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of them all’. #Londonisopen #Westminster #WeAreNotAfraid.”
Thousands of commuters have called the message “powerful” and said the words were “perfectly chosen”.
After posting a photo of their message at 6am on Twitter the station’s post has had nearly 2,000 ‘likes’ and 1,401 ‘retweets’.
Daisy Bell, wrote: “Powerful words. Thoughtfully placed.”
Katie Clarke, added: “Beautiful. We are all with you, Tube staff, police, MPs, public, visitors, Londoners.”
Nic Coppen, said: “You’re spot on with these words.”
Just before 2.45pm on Wednesday terror struck at the heart of democracy as the attacker drove his rented Hyundai 4×4 along the pavement on the west side of Westminster Bridge, knocking down unsuspecting tourists, students and workers on the busy bridge.
He then drove the car into the railings on the edge of the ground of the Palace of Westminster then ran through the gates into New Palace Yard wielding what has been described as a machete-like knife.
He was seen repeatedly stabbing PC Keith Palmer who attempted to stop him and was then shot by armed officers.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene where they desperately tried to save all the injured, including the attacker.
MP Tobias Ellwood, a former Army captain, rushed to give CPR to the injured policeman who later died.
This morning a statement by the Met Police revealed four people had died, including a man in his mid 50s and a Spanish woman in her mid 40s named as Aysha Frade by Spanish press.
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Acting lead commissioner Mark Rowley said 29 people had been injured, with seven still in critical condition.
He branded the incident as “international terrorism” and said six addresses in London and Birmingham had been searched.
Seven people have been arrested, he added.