Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Cameron hails Boston after attack

David Cameron and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick visit the makeshift memorial to the Boston bomb victims in Copley Square (AP)
David Cameron and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick visit the makeshift memorial to the Boston bomb victims in Copley Square (AP)
David Cameron said 'we will never give in to terrorists' (AP)
David Cameron said it was crucial to challenge the 'narrative of violent extremism' (AP)
David Cameron toured the memorials in Copley Square accompanied by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick (AP)

David Cameron has paid tribute to the spirit of Boston's people as he visited the site of the marathon bombing.

A month after the attack which killed three and wounded dozens more, the Prime Minister toured the memorials in Copley Square accompanied by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.

"Everyone in the UK stands with your great city and your great people," he told reporters in the square.

Mr Cameron said it was crucial to challenge the "narrative of violent extremism".

That meant "standing for the values that we believe in", such as freedom, democracy and diversity.

"We know how important it is to stand up and say the terrorists will not win," the premier added.

"We will never give in to terrorists."

The tribute came on the second day of Mr Cameron's three-day trip to the US.

In Washington on Monday he held talks with President Barack Obama on issues including Syria, Iran and global trade.

However, he has been unable to escape the spectre of Tory jousting over the EU at home.

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