Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. While deeply saddening, one small comfort we can take from the tragedy is London’s incredible response to it.
Our wonderful, resilient capital has shown that it won’t give in to fear, nor will it be swayed by those who try to divide us. Less than 12 hours after the attack, London is back to business as usual – despite some claims of the city being ‘shut down’.
Whether riding a packed tube on the Jubilee line, walking over a teeming roundabout at Elephant & Castle, or peddling down Kingsland Road on the way to work this morning, London doesn’t so much as rise out of the ashes as stroll right through them.
These tweets are proof of that.
— Jack Serle (@jackserle) March 23, 2017
House of Commons is currently debating the effect of post-Brexit trade rules on Welsh sheep farmers so it's definitely business as usual.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 23, 2017
This is London. As long as it's not lightly snowing, the city isn't coming to a standstill.
— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) March 23, 2017
— Bello Pegap ? (@bello778) March 23, 2017
REPORTER, WALKING UP REGENT ST: one can only imagine what Londoners are thinking now
LONDONERS: why is this prick walking SO SLOWLY
— Jack Bernhardt (@jackbern23) March 23, 2017
A few people even acted as if a silent tube carriage was out of the ordinary. Nah.
Finally, famous funny guy David Schneider listed the things that really strike fear into Londoners:
Things that *actually* make Londoners cowed/afraid:
People talking to them on Tube
People on wrong side of escalator pic.twitter.com/KsSKJkquwJ
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 23, 2017
We might not have heart-to-heart convos on the tube (thankfully), but #WeStandTogether as one.