A decade on from the 7/7 London bombings, Rushanara Ali MP today joined a service of commemoration of the lives of the 52 victims who died in the attack, and paid tribute to the heroics of emergency services on that day in 2005.
After attending an event at St Paul’s Cathedral, Rushanara said:
“On July 7th, 2005, 52 lives were taken away and families torn apart in an unspeakable act of terrorism in our city. Today, people from all parts and from all communities of our great city come together to share their memory and show that we remain united in the face of the terrorists who seek to divide us.
“The heroic reaction of the emergency services on that day represented the best of London. From those who were first on the scene to those who have supported victims over the last decade, we pay tribute to their outstanding professionalism and duty.
“Last month's terror attack in Tunisia, which claimed the lives of thirty British people, compounds the need to remain vigilant against the threat of terrorism, both at home and abroad. We continue to honour the victims of the 7/7 bombings by tackling radicalisation where it exists, and safeguarding the cherished freedoms which underscore the values of our country'.”