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Stronger In Campaign Against Brexit Temporary Suspended

© REUTERS / Jon NazcaA worker places the Union Jack flag on the facade of a shop at Casesmates square where British Prime Minister David Cameron will attend a 'Stronger In' campaign event in the British overseas territory Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, June 16, 2016.
A worker places the Union Jack flag on the facade of a shop at Casesmates square where British Prime Minister David Cameron will attend a 'Stronger In' campaign event in the British overseas territory Gibraltar, historically claimed by Spain, June 16, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The Stronger In campaign for the United Kingdom staying in the European Union has been suspended for 24 hours, after the assault on UK Labour lawmaker Jo Cox on Thursday.

Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage holds his passport as he speaks at pro Brexit event in London, Britain June 3, 2016. - Sputnik International
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LONDON (Sputnik) – A Labour lawmaker representing Batley and Spen constituency for the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, Jo Cox, was shot and stabbed earlier Thursday outside Birstall Library, near Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

"We are suspending all campaigning for the day. Our thoughts are with Jo Cox and her family," the Twitter page of the campaign said.

Local police reported is had arrested a 52-year-old man suspected of the attack.

Following reports on the incident, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and former head of the UK capital Boris Johnson have expressed support to Cox and her family.

UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership.

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