Following reports of incidents at the London Bridge and Borough Market, confirmed by London Metro Police on Saturday night as "terrorist incidents," people around the world have started to share memes and tributes to show support for London and those affected by the attacks.
Confirmed by London Metro police via Twitter (as of Saturday evening) were reports of a vehicle collision with pedestrians on the bridge and multiple stabbings in Borough marked — in addition to confirming that a stabbing incident reported in the Vauxhall area at the same time was unrelated. Emergency services and responders are also still on the scene, per a statement from London Ambulance Services Assistant Director of Operations Peter Rhodes who confirmed "a number of ambulance crews, advanced paramedics and specialist response teams" as well as "an advanced trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance" have been dispatched to assess injuries and provide medical attention as-needed.
Meanwhile, the Internet quickly saw a flood of support growing with celebrities, politicians and everyday people alike posting heartfelt messages, memes and quotes full of thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement during this time of turmoil.
Love and strength
My thoughts are with you, London. Sending love and strength #LondonStrong 🇬🇧— Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) June 4, 2017
Hope tomorrow is better
Once again thinking about everyone in London and how scary that must've been. Sending extra love and hope that tomorrow is better.— Brian Holden (@Brian_Holden) June 4, 2017
Hope not hate
Yes! We survived two World Wars, the Blitz, a Depression, and IRA bombings. Don't mess with Britain. #LondonStrong— Vivien Latham (@latham_vivien) June 3, 2017
Friends of London share their grief
Fear will not win
Pray for peace
My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by the horrific events in London tonight. Pray for peace. Xx pic.twitter.com/ggWfXwMAiR— Carol Love (@Carollove1973) June 4, 2017
Stand tall, stand together
Pray for London!! Pray for the World! The madness must stop! Together, we'll stand tall and defeat the evil shadow cast upon humanity!! pic.twitter.com/huaylcWUxM— Gi-The Senior Witch! (@GigiVeringer) June 4, 2017
#StandStrong, #Love, #Together
Peace, strength, love & healing
London is in my heart & on my mind tonight. Sending meditations of Peace, Strength, Love & Healing to all impacted by this heinous act.❤️🙏🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/sbvoXU0qsi— Colt Bullock🤦🏻♂️ (@Bullock_Wild76) June 4, 2017
The U.K. will persevere
All my thoughts are w the victims of the terror attack in London.— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) June 3, 2017
The U.K. has been through worse and will persevere.
We're with you. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/gBftMZxz5E
I stand with London.
Praying for London ♡— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 4, 2017
As more details continue to emerge— along with more concrete ways people can help those affected by the attacks— words of comfort, support and solidarity remain a small but powerful way to show love for the people of London.