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Boris Johnson leads minute of silence at U.N.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 02:05

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leads a minute of silence inside the United Nations after condemning Wednesday's deadly attack in London. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemned on Thursday (March 23) the deadly attack in London and led a minute of silence "in tribute to the memory of victims of yesterday's attack and to all other victims of terrorism across the world." Johnson led the minute of silence at the start of Security Council meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The United Kingdom holds the rotating presidency of the council. "At the opening of this meeting and on behalf of members of the Security Council, I would like to condemn strongly the cowardly terrorist attack which took place in London on the 22 of March and which resulted in the death and serious injury of many innocent people," Johnson said. "I would also like to express my sincere condolences to the families of the victims." On Wednesday, an attacker killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead. The assailant sped across Westminster Bridge in a car, plowing into pedestrians along the way, then ran through the gates of the nearby parliament building and fatally stabbed an unarmed policeman before being shot dead. About 40 people were injured and 29 remain in hospital, seven in critical condition, after the incident which resembled Islamic State-inspired attacks in France and Germany where vehicles were driven into crowds.

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Boris Johnson leads minute of silence at U.N.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 02:05