The Casemates Rally has been cancelled. In a statement the Gibraltar Stronger IN Europe campaign confirmed this has been due to the tragic attack in the UK.
“We have cancelled today’s Gibraltar Stronger IN Europe rally” at Casemates.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo Cox MP and her family,” said the statement.
Prime Minister David Cameron who had arrived in Gibraltar for the rally tweeted
“It is right that all campaigning has been stopped after the terrible attack on Jo Cox. I won’t go ahead with tonight’s rally in Gibraltar,” he said.
Labour MP Jo Cox is in a critical condition in UK after she was shot and stabbed in an attack in her constituency. One eyewitness said the 41-year-old mother of two was left lying in a pool of blood on the pavement after her assailant shot her twice after first assaulting her outside her advice surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire.
A second witness reported three shots, including one “round the head area”.
West Yorkshire Police said a 52-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which happened near the town’s library.
The picture shows Peter Canessa making the announcement of the cancellation with people already having gathered on Casemates before 5pm.
Campaigning has been suspended in the UK by Remain and Leave campaign.
The TV debate which was scheduled for this evening on GBC Television has also been cancelled.