Children caught up in the Westminster attacks responded with an incredible act of defiance

Emily Apple

Parliament was put on lockdown today after an attack in Westminster. Although details are sparse, one woman has died and others have been injured. But while details of the tragedy are still emerging, school children caught up in the incident responded with an incredible act of defiance. They started singing.

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Many MPs were unable to leave the chamber:

And hundreds of others were trapped in the building. Charity worker Jake Morrison was there. He tweeted his experiences:

Among those unable to leave were school children visiting on a trip. Morrison tweeted:

And activist Jack Monroe tweeted:

Full congratulations and respect must go to the teachers and other adults with them for trying to do something that both occupies, distracts and potentially calms children trapped in what must be a very scary situation.

The Canary will be following developments here.

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