The the commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick (appropriate name) has said in an interview that the varied nationalities of those killed told a proud story of the London’s “diversity”.
“It’s desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who’s British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish,” she said.
“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.”
Cressida Dick also went on to say that Londoners valued the “international” feature of the city. “We believe of course that that’s what makes our city so great, It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”
As you would expect, the comments have been slammed as disrespectful by a majority of media outlets and readers.