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Londoners respond to terror attack in Westminster with solidarity

Emmy Griffiths

Londoners have responded to the horrific terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday in solidarity. Using the hashtags '#WeAreNotAfraid' and '#WeStandTogether', citizens of the city have shared their reactions to the attack, and how the city has kept calm and carried on following the devastating incident. Many tube stations wrote inspirational quotes and messages on their service information boards, which commuters were quick to share on social media.

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A message at Tooting Bec station read: "United we stand. Divided we fall," while Tower Hill station shared a photo of their message, which read: "'The flower that blooms in adversity is the rare and most beautiful of them all.' #Londonisopen #Westminster #WeAreNotAfraid." A third message on an underground message board read: "All terrorists are reminded that THIS IS LONDON and whatever you do to us we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. Thank you." Celebrities including James Corden and Piers Morgan have also shared their thoughts on the attack. Piers wrote: "These [cowards] can maim, murder & terrorise all they like - but they'll never win. Especially not in THIS city in THIS country," while James added: "London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city and one thing is for sure: if this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one."

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Londoners have paid tribute to the victims of the attack

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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan issued a video statement about the attacks, and how London will "never be cowed by terrorism". He said: "I want to express my gratitude, on behalf of all Londoners, to the police and emergency services who have shown tremendous bravery in exceptionally difficult circumstances… I want to reassure all Londoners, and all our visitors, not to be alarmed. Our city remains one of the safest in the world. London is the greatest city in the world and 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."