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Tributes flood in for slain UK politician

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 01:32

Floral memorials are growing across the United Kingdom where colleagues, supporters and political opponents are mourning the death of Jo Cox. Nathan Frandino reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put aside politics, as they paid tribute to parliamentarian Jo Cox, murdered just the day before in a brazen street attack. The two left flowers at a memorial in Birstall, west Yorkshire, where she was killed and spoke of Cox's devotion to public service. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYING: "Parliament has lost one of its most passionate and brilliant campaigners, someone who epitomized the fact that politics is about serving others." (SOUNDBITE) (English) LABOUR LEADER JEREMY CORBYN SAYING: "Jo was an exceptional, wonderful, very talented woman taken from us in her early 40s when she had so much to give and so much of her life ahead of her. It's a tragedy beyond a tragedy what has happened yesterday." The 41-year-old lawmaker was shot and stabbed by a man who witnesses say shouted "Britain first" referencing the country's bitter EU referendum debate. She was a vocal supporter of staying in the EU. In London, more floral tributes and heartfelt messages were left outside Parliament. Mourner Jeremy Thomas says he admired Cox's work on refugees. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEWISH MOURNER, JEREMY THOMAS, SAYING: "We've seen animosity towards our neighbours only a few miles away in Europe, and animosity equally towards different communities, particularly the smaller communities here in Britain. We have as a country I think, to stop and think, and this weekend will provide a very good opportunity for us to do that." Britain's parliament will be recalled on Monday to allow lawmakers to pay tribute to Cox.

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Tributes flood in for slain UK politician

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 01:32