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Eyewitness Describes Aftermath of Van Incident Outside London Mosque: ‘An Act of Terror’

CNN spoke with an eyewitness of Sunday night’s incident in London, in which a van plowed into pedestrians outside of a mosque in Finsbury Park, injuring several people.

Hillary Briffa detailed the aftermath of the crash, which she watched from her window, before walking out to the scene.

“People were shouting that a car had collided with people who were exiting from Finsbury Park Mosque after prayer,” Briffa said.

“There was a lot of commotion,” Briffa continued. “There was a white van, and everyone was clamoring around it, and shouting at the man.”

“Police were pushing all of us back,” she said.

According to Briffa, people were shouting that the incident was an “act of Islamophobia, of white supremacy.”

“People were shouting ‘this is an act of terror’,” Briffa said, adding police were pushing people back so that they could cordon off the scene and help those injured.

Police have not disclosed whether the incident was an act of terror, or even if it was intentional. The incident comes just weeks after three attackers plowed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others in Borough Market, killing 8 and injuring dozens more.

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