Defiant tweets that show Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism
‘London is the city that endured the Blitz – it’s got this’
Yesterday, London came under attack, and innocent people were killed. The plan was to show that these things can happen under our noses, in broad daylight, in one of the safest parts of our city – to make us afraid.
In the aftermath of the attack, London Mayor Sadiq Khan shared a video on Facebook. “Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism,” he said. And he’s right.
What happened in London yesterday was horrible, but Londoners, whether they be policemen or doctors or civilians on the ground, have been characteristically fearless. Here are just a few of the responses that show it will take a lot more than this to wear London down.
At times like these I always want to point out to those planning to attack London that it's the city that endured the Blitz. It's got this.
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) March 23, 2017
Right come on London. Off we go.
— Tanni Grey-Thompson (@Tanni_GT) March 23, 2017
Really reassuring to see a large police presence on the tube tonight. And seeing London/ers on the move and undaunted. What a great city!
— Mark Shenton (@ShentonStage) March 22, 2017
Tomorrow I'll board the Tube, moan about crowding and frown at ppl who stand on the left. Because I'm a Londoner. And nothing stops London.
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) March 22, 2017
— Sir William Davenant (@SirWilliamD) March 23, 2017
Those reporting sadness/quiet/tension on the streets of London today should remember Londoners are not known for their sunny disposition
— Rosie Swash (@rosieswash) March 23, 2017
A guy this morning got his head stuck in the train doors. Twice. Trying to get *off* the tube. So yes, London is completely back to normal.
— Jack (@Mr_Fitzgerald) March 23, 2017
"London shut down, city in fear" mate I left work, ripped up 5-a-side and went to the pub, chill down a bit ya prat
— Chris Deeley (@ThatChris1209) March 23, 2017
On 7/7 when the tube was down people went to the pub. There were picnics in Soho square.
— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) March 22, 2017
reporter hyperventilating on phone: AND WE DON'T KNOW NOW WHETHER EVERYONE IS STILL IN DANGER BUT
*londoner walking by eating sack of chips*
— Big Sharia Jeb Malmö (@Mobute) March 22, 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
Dear everyone who tries to break the spirit of London,
Get in line behind 2,000 years of other vile barbarians who've failed.
— Henry Tudor (@KngHnryVIII) March 23, 2017
— Lorna Ko (@LornaTweet) March 23, 2017
— Tooting About (@TootingAbout) March 23, 2017
— Amit Bali (@amitkbali) March 23, 2017
"THIS IS LONDON" pic.twitter.com/0gw3xmsDPE
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) March 23, 2017
Nothing says standing up to terrorism more than posting fake tube sign photos and then arguing with people about fake tube sign photos.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) March 23, 2017
It's heartening how quickly Twitter has returned to normal to argue about a relatively innocuous photoshopped tube sign.
— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) March 23, 2017
As a Londoner, I don't feel scared. I don't feel more fear than I did at this time y'day. A terrible thing happened. But we are resilient.
— Susanna Reid (@susannareid100) March 23, 2017
— Baz (@baz_j) March 22, 2017
Odd how much friendlier London gets on days like this. Strangers on the tube talking. Not even about the attack – just talking.
— Raphael Hogarth (@Raphael_Hogarth) March 22, 2017
It's not a particularly profound observation but it dominated my thoughts on the way into work this morning: I bloody love London.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 23, 2017