Tributes, money pour in for London cop killed in terror attack

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Members of the public are paying tribute to London Police Constable Keith Palmer, the officer murdered in Wednesday's terror attack at the U.K. parliament building in Westminster. Palmer, a 48-year-old police officer, was unarmed and stabbed to death by an unidentified assailant while protecting the gates to the Parliament building. Three victims were killed in the terror attack, which began when the assailant rammed a car into pedestrians on London's famous Westminster Bridge. He was shot and killed by police. An additional 29 people were hospitalized.

Members of Parliament and London's mayor were among those who praised PC Palmer's courage, with Mayor Sadiq Khan saying Palmer "personifies the brave men and women of our police and emergency services who work around the clock to keep us safe."

Two separate crowdfunding campaigns have also begun, each with the goal of raising 10,000 British pounds for Palmer's family. On GoFundMe the campaigners wrote "the weeks ahead are going to be taxing for his family and colleagues who survive him." The campaign asks to "Please help to support his family in any way you can." The second, on JustGiving, put it this way: "He laid his life for others. Let us help his family."

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A third crowdfunding campaign went up on Islamic crowdfunding site LaunchGood shortly after the attack, titled Muslims United for London. That campaign asks donors to give 10,000 pounds for all the victims' families, including PC Palmer's. The campaign's organizer, Muddassar Ahmed, wrote on the donation page that "the British Muslim community stands with the community during these difficult times and extends their support in raising funds" for the victims' families. The campaign specifically called on Muslim religious leaders and groups to promote the initiative, which has raised nearly 2,000 British pounds at time of writing.

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