Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the terrifying London Bridge and Borough Market attack on Saturday, eliciting support from stars like Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. The awful act occurred at 10:08 p.m. as crowds were enjoying a night out in the capital city. Three attackers drove a white van into a crowd of people on a pavement at London Bridge, before taking to the streets to go on a stabbing frenzy. Police swiftly responded, shooting all three men dead by 10:16pm. Victims in the area were said to have thrown bottles and chairs in an attempt to stop the terrorists. Those injured have been taken to five nearby hospitals for treatment.
Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the terrifying London Bridge and Borough Market attack Photo: Getty Images
Celebrities swarmed social media in an effort to send love and stand up against hate during this heartbreaking time. Ariana, who was performing in the country only 12 days ago when a suicide bomber attacked the crowds at Manchester Arena, was quick to put out a message. “Praying for London,” she simply tweeted along with a heart emoji. The 23-year-old singer is back in town to show her support for the 22 dead and over 100 injured people during the Manchester attack. She visited victims in the hospital on Friday and is set to perform at her One Love Manchester benefit concert this evening, along with talent like Coldplay, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
Ariana Grande hugs her 8-year-old fan Lily while visiting Manchester survivors Photo: Twitter/@LaurenEveThorpe
Ariana’s message was echoed by many, including Demi Lovato, who wrote, “Praying for London…” with the prayer hands and a broken heart emoji. Joe Jonas also sent twitter prayers, adding: “Stay safe.” Fellow singer Victoria Justice took to twitter as well, saying: “It's so hard for me to comprehend what is going on in the world right now. My heart goes out to everyone in London today. This needs to STOP.” Many other stars shared Victoria’s call-to-action for the hate to end.
Our world is so dark and scary at the moment. Please say your prayers!! Try to be kind and loving! Love will always win! #PrayForLondon— Khloé (@khloekardashian) June 4, 2017
Reality star Khloe Kardashian urged everyone in the world to be kind, tweeting: “Our world is so dark and scary at the moment. Please say your prayers!! Try to be kind and loving! Love will always win! #PrayForLondon.” Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling stressed that we’re all already courageous. The Harry Potter maven tweeted: “The thugs who mowed down innocent people would love to think of the UK 'reeling' but it isn't. Don't confuse grief with lack of courage.”