Britain: Vigils held in memory of killed Labour MP Jo Cox

    Britain: Vigils held in memory of killed Labour MP Jo Cox

    June 17, London: Vigils have been held for Labour MP Jo Cox, who died after being shot and stabbed in the street on Thursday, local media reports.

    Hundreds of people gathered into a church in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday evening, while a vigil was also held outside Parliament.
    Cox's husband said the mother-of-two had fought for "a better world".

    According to reports, her attacker is reported to have shouted "put Britain first" at least twice. A 52-year-old man, named locally as Tommy Mair, has been arrested.

    The attack happened not far from Birstall Library, where Cox, who was 41, had been holding a constituency surgery on Thursday. She had been the MP for Batley and Spen since last year, BBC reported.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among several MPs to attend an impromptu vigil in Parliament Square in central London.

    Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The death of Jo Cox is a tragedy. She was a committed and caring MP." US presidential contender Hillary Clinton has also spoken of a "cruel and terrible assassination".

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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