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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a campaign visit to Norwich, England, Wednesday June 7, 2017, on the final day of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Theresa May said human rights laws can't 'get in the way' of fighting terror


British Prime Minister Theresa May says that if human rights laws "get in the way" of fighting terrorism, they will have to change, CNN reported.

Speaking after an attack at London Bridge, May said that she would change policies to give convicted terrorists longer prison sentences and make it easier to deport terror suspects.

Security has become a major issue in the U.K. voters head to the polls Thursday to decide if May's conservative government will remain in place. 

May said more must be done in order "to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat but not evidence to prosecute them in full in court, and if our human rights laws stop us from doing it, we'll change the laws so we can do it."

In the past, May has also called for a closer monitoring of the internet to monitor potential terror communications. 

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