Monday, 5 June 2017

London, stay strong

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I'm not even sure how to start this post. Yet, I can't really ignore the tragic events that have happened over the weekend.

Sunday morning I woke up with a flurry of messages: 'Are you ok?' 'Please tell me you are alright?' 'What's happening?'

I was a bit confused, what was everyone talking about? It wasn't until I scrolled down on my phone to see my news app and my eyes immediately skimmed on the headline on the words: 'Terrorist', 'Attack', 'London' and 'Dead'.

What the actual f*ck? Another attack? Seriously?

This time, in London, the city I've called my home for the past 6.5 years.

I wasn't in London when the attacks in Borough market happened, (thankfully, I was visiting friends in Stoke-on-Trent) but immediately I headed over to Twitter and Facebook to scroll through statuses and message my London friends to see if they were OK - luckily, no one I know was hurt in the attacks, but I still felt sick to my stomach as I slowly read more about the attack and watched clips of eyewitness' talk about their accounts of what happened on Saturday night. At the time of writing, 7 people are dead, with 48 more injured.
My heart sinks when I think about just how much hate certain individuals can feel that they feel like they need to hurt and attack innocent people just to prove a point.

First, Westminister, second, the attack in Manchester, and now this? All in 6 months? When will this all stop?

Whenever bad things happen, I try to remember the good: On Twitter there is a hashtag set up for  people who are offering their homes up for people (#sofaforlondon) and if that doesn't raise your spirits, there is the now infamous picture of the man running away from the attacks, whilst galiantly holding his pint as he runs through the streets - this just epitomises our London spirit. NOTHING is going to stop us from having a drink. (And I bet you he didn't even spill a drop either.)

It's times like this we realise we have to pull together, we have to stay united and be strong. The strongest thing we can all do, is to continue to live our lives, because we refuse to stand down, you will NOT get us.

We got this.

F x


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