A man has died and eight people have been injured after a van ploughed into pedestrians near a north London mosque.
The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people just after midnight near Finsbury Park Mosque in Seven Sisters Road. A 48-year-old man has been arrested.
Prime Minister Theresa May said police were treating it “as a potential terrorist attack”.
The Muslim Council of Britain said a van intentionally ran over worshippers.
Eyewitness Abdul Rahman told the BBC he struck one of the attackers and helped subdue him.
“When the guy came out from his van he wanted to escape, run away and he was saying ‘I want to kill Muslims. ‘I want to kill Muslims.’
“I hit him on his stomach… and then me and the other guys… we held him to the ground until he couldn’t move. We stopped him until the police came.”
Counter-terrorism officers are at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.
As the Fees Must Fall campaign gains even greater momentum, students in the United Kingdom have also shown their support.
At the University of London, the School Of Oriental And African Studies voiced their support while independent students from countries such as Germany, China and Cameroon have posted pictures online.
Tomorrow, a solidarity protest is planned outside South Africa House in London.
Former Wits SRC President Mukovhe Masutha says he wishes he was home right now to join fellow students in their protests.
He is currently doing his PhD in Higher Education Management at Bath University and says the struggle shouldn’t be politicised.
The 26-year-old is a seasoned leader in youth politics. He is the founder of the Thusanani Foundation which specialises in finding bursaries for rural youth.
He says his story about fees should be the norm and not the exception for every student in South Africa.
Masutha says he is angered by yesterday’s scenes in Parliament, adding there is a lack of leadership from Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande.
Source: Eyewitness News