London Responds To Bridge Terror Attack With Perseverance, Courage

The city refuses to let fear define it.

Seven people are dead and over 40 are injured after three men drove a white van into pedestrians and then exited the vehicle armed with knives Saturday night near London Bridge. The incident is the most recent in a series of terror attacks across the United Kingdom that, instead of leaving the country in a state of fear, have continued to reveal the resilience and courage of a citizenship who respond to such incidents with inspiring acts of generosity. 

In the hours after the attack, Londoners took to social media to post offers of a place to stay, a warm meal or, as always, a cup of tea. Sikh temples across the city opened their doors to anyone affected by the incident.


Others shared stories of London's defiant attitude to refuse to let terrorism prevent them from keeping calm and carrying on with #LondonIsOpen.

"We are all shocked and angry today - but this is our city," Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, wrote on Twitter. "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism."

Cover image via  Pajor Pawel / Shutterstock.

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