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Emotional tribute to murdered British lawmaker

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 01:24

The widower of murdered British lawmaker, Jo Cox, pays tribute to his late wife alongside hundreds of mourners in London's Trafalgar Square. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: The widower of murdered British lawmaker Jo Cox paid tribute to his late wife on Wednesday (June 22) alongside hundreds of mourners at an emotional memorial in London's Trafalgar Square. Cox died after she was shot and stabbed in the street in her constituency in northern England last week - an attack that shocked the country and prompted an outpouring of sympathy around the globe for the lifelong humanitarian campaigner. Her death has abruptly changed the tone of the final days of caustic campaign around a referendum on Britain's European Union membership, which takes place on Thursday (June 23), prompting a groundswell of support for a more positive campaign. "She feared the consequences of Europe dividing again, hated the idea of building walls, and worried about the dynamics that that could unleash," her husband Brendan Cox said. The vigil marked what would have been Cox's 42nd birthday. The crowd fell silent at 1518GMT in a mark of respect also observed at other events across the country and around the world including in Brussels, Nairobi, Geneva, New York and Washington. Tributes from friends, family and former colleagues painted a picture of a hard-working, loving mother who had dedicated her life to women's issues, the plight of refugees fleeing war in Syria and most recently to those she represented in parliament.

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Emotional tribute to murdered British lawmaker

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 01:24