Londoners Rally Together To Offer Shelter To Those Stranded After Attacks
At 10:08pm this evening a white transit van ploughed through crowds of pedestrians on London Bridge.
Subsequent police reports confirmed this was part of a co-ordinated attack on innocent civilians, resulting in a number of fatalities, including an incident at Borough Market. A further unrelated incident occurred at Vauxhall. This comes just weeks after Manchester was targeted by a cowardly suicide bomber.
Yet, London – as with Manchester – has reacted with an overwhelming sense of unity in the face of hate, refusing to be cowed by terror or suspicious of strangers.
Instead, London locals in Vauxhall, and the London Bridge and Borough Market areas have offered shelter and respite – and a warm brew – to those stranded in the immediate aftermath of these attacks.
Police advise civilians to stay safe by following three simple instructions as they use all the necessary resources to keep civilians safe: ‘Remain calm, but be alert & vigilant’ and ‘run to a place of safety’.
We stand together.