From ABC News: London police chief: Attack victims show city's diversity (The tweet for the article had 2.4K replies, and some replies had thousands of likes)
The commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police says the nationalities of the eight victims in the terrorist attack on London Bridge tell a proud story of London's unique makeup.
"It's desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who's British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish," Cressida Dick told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.
"In terms of our witnesses that we've spoken to so far, out of the 300-odd people, there are about 20 different countries of origin. And the London British population comes from all kinds of backgrounds and every kind of faith and ethnicity."
She said longtime Londoners value this international aspect of the British capital.
"We believe of course that that's what makes our city so great," she said. "It's a place where the vast majority of time it's incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength."
Some have disputed this, suggesting that the victims were tourists rather than Londoners. An example tweet said
What? the attack on the iconic London bridge was an attack on our TOURIST trade. Tourists are mostly foreign, Dick.
Were the victims of the attacks Londoners?