Killing of Jo Cox ‘A Horrible Act of Hatred,’ Renzi Says

  • Italian premier says hatred won’t prevail in U.K. or elsewhere
  • Labour Party lawmaker died after being attacked on Thursday

The murder of U.K. Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox is “a horrible act of hatred which casts a shadow over the hearts of all of us,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said in comments reported by Ansa newswire.

Renzi added that this hatred “will never prevail neither in Britain nor elsewhere,” Ansa reported, adding that the premier had expressed his shock and pain, as well as that of the Italian government, to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister David Cameron.

In a separate message posted on twitter, Renzi wrote: “As a father more than as a politician, I am overwhelmed and weep for Jo Cox. With all Italians, I embrace her family.”

Cox died after being attacked as she met constituents in her electoral district in West Yorkshire in the North of England. The Press Association reported that Cox was shot twice.

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