The carnage and chaos in Westminster from yesterday afternoon will be replaced by scenes of sombre mourning as the capital comes together to remember the dead.
The Cabinet Office announced: “A one minute silence will be observed at 9.33 am in Whitehall today to pay respect to the victims of yesterday's attack in Westminster.”
Parliament went into lockdown yesterday but will sit this morning as usual in defiance against terrorism – with business in the Commons due to kick off at 9.30am.
Prime Minister Theresa May will address MPs at around 10.30am after branding the attack “sick and depraved” and an attack on “democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law”.
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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is calling on Londoners to stand together in solidarity during a candlelit vigil in Trafalgar Square at 6pm.
“The Mayor invites all Londoners – and everyone visiting our city – to come together in solidarity to remember those who have lost their lives, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we are more committed than ever to the values that we hold dear – that we remain united and open,” the Mayor’s office said.
“London is the greatest city in the world. We will never be cowed by terrorism. We stand together, in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life.
“We always have, and we always will.”