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    Thousands Of People Attended A Vigil In Solidarity With The Victims Of The Westminster Attack

    Sadiq Khan told BuzzFeed News it was a way of showing "evil and twisted individuals" that they were not going to be successful in their aims.

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    This evening, thousands of people attended a vigil that took place in Trafalgar Square in tribute to the victims of the attack in Westminster.

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    Sadiq Khan told BuzzFeed News the vigil showed the best of London. The mayor added that it was a way of showing "evil and twisted individuals" that they were not going to be successful.

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    Home secretary Amber Rudd paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer, one of the victims of the attack, calling him "courageous". Rudd added: "They will not win, and today we showed that by coming together and getting about our normal business. The terrorists will not defeat us, we will defeat them."

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    Candles were lit to pay tribute to the dead and injured.

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    The sombre occasion was marked by a minute's silence.

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    Ange, a Londoner from France, attended with his wife and daughter in order to express support for the families who were affected by the attack.

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    Some brought banners with messages of defiance on them.

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    Sister Monica, Sister Deirdre, Sister Mary Theresa, and Sister Vincent said they went to the vigil to show solidarity and to pray for peace.

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    Michael Peacock, from London, said: “The pulse is still here, we have to carry on."

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    Lucy, 30, from London, said: "We've been here before, we need to unite and come together."

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    Yinka Williams, Miranda Lowe and Liz Adegun urged London to "stay united".

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    Ikran Dahir is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

    Laura Gallant is a photo editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Laura Gallant at Laura.Gallant@BuzzFeed.com.

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