Brexit Campaign Suspended after Parliament Member Killed
Witnesses say a man shouted "Britain first" as he shot and killed a member of the British Parliament on Thursday.
Jo Cox was a 41-year-old member of the British Parliament. She opposed Britain's exit from the European Union. The former aid worker was known for her support of immigrants' rights and Syrian refugees. She was the mother of two children.
Jeremy Corbyn is the Labor Party's leader. He called the attack "a horrific murder."
Cox was shot, stabbed and kicked on a street in her home district of West Yorkshire after she left a town meeting at a library. Gun attacks are rare in the United Kingdom.
A 52-year-old man was arrested nearby. Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.
British citizens will vote on the country's status in the European Union on June 23. Politicians and voters have been debating the merits of leaving or remaining in the European Union for months.
The issue is known as "Brexit," for "Britain's exit." Both sides agreed to suspend their campaigns after hearing news of Cox's death.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was in Gibraltar when he heard the news. Gibraltar is a British territory on the south coast of Spain. He called Cox's murder "absolutely tragic and dreadful news."
Cameron wants Britain to stay in the EU, but the BBC says British citizens are evenly split on the issue.
Cox was elected to her position in 2015.
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1.European Union 欧盟
The European Union stopped approving new genetically engineered crops in 1998.
2.theLabor Party 英国工党
He raised some proposals to reform the Labor Party.
3.vote on 就...投票表决
We are going to vote on the plan.
4.in connection with 与...有关
Police are holding two men in connection with last Thursday's bank robbery.
1.The former aid worker was known for her support of immigrants' rights and Syrian refugees.
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This town is known for its handiwork.
2.Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the murder.
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41岁的乔·柯克丝是一名英国国会议员 。她反对英国退出欧盟 。这位前人道援助工作者因支持移民者权利和叙利亚难民而闻名 。她还是两个孩子的母亲 。
杰里米·柯比是工党领袖 。他称这次袭击为“一次恐怖的谋杀” 。
图书馆的城镇会议后结束后，柯克丝在西约克郡其住所附近的街道上遭枪击、砍杀和踢打 。枪击事件在英国非常少见 。
一名52岁男子在事发地点附近被警方逮捕 。警方称将不再追究与此次谋杀有牵连的人 。
6月23日，英国民众将举行公投决定是否脱离欧盟 。政客和投票民众已经在留盟和脱欧的问题上争论了数月 。
这一公投也被称为“Brexit”，即“英国退出欧盟” 。议员柯克丝遇刺身亡后，双方达成一致暂停公投活动 。
英国首相大卫·卡梅伦听到这一消息时正在直布罗陀进行访问 。直布罗陀是位于西班牙南海岸的英国领土 。卡梅伦称柯克丝谋杀案为“一场悲剧和可怕的消息” 。