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Scottish parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack
March 22, 2017 / 4:18 PM / 6 months ago

Scottish parliament suspends debate on independence referendum after Westminster attack

An air ambulance lands in Parliament Square during an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland’s parliament suspended its debate on authorising the government to seek a new independence referendum after Wednesday’s attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament which police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.

The suspension was announced by the speaker of Holyrood, Ken Macintosh, after a policeman was stabbed, an assailant shot and several people injured in London.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Stephen Addison

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