British parliament reopens a day after terror attack

AFP , Thursday 23 Mar 2017

London after attack
A Union flag flies at half mast from the Houses of Parliament on March 23, 2017 (Photo: AFP)

Britain's parliament reopened on Thursday with a minute's silence in a gesture of defiance a day after an attacker sowed terror in the heart of Westminster, killing three people before being shot dead.

Sombre-looking lawmakers in a packed House of Commons chamber bowed their heads and police officers also marked the silence standing outside the headquarters of London's Metropolitan Police nearby.

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