London residents are not resting well in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and the London Bridge terror attack, both of which hit their city in the past few weeks. Britain is under siege lately.
The London Bridge terror attack left eight dead. The Grenfell Tower fire left at least 30 dead and 58 people are missing according to NPR. Not too far away, 22 lives were lost in the Manchester terror attack of an Ariana Grande concert on May 21.
A lot of terrible things have happened in England in less than a month. London’s citizens are feeling shell-shocked, as well as grieving and outraged.
An eruption of fireworks over Council Flats in London at a private party last night sent residents into a panic, but that panic was followed quickly by indignation and anger according to The Sun.
Fireworks sound like explosions and gunfire. It’s not a welcome sound in the midst of concerns over a potential terror attack. Furthermore, they can be a fire hazard. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, that’s hardly a good idea either. Why would someone think that fireworks are appropriate now?
London is very angry about the fireworks in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire. Alison Hamilton is quoted in The Sun.
“Fireworks from a private event in London. I find that incredibly distasteful in light of what has happened over the past few weeks here.”
London protests were held Friday in response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded lawmakers to take action on fire hazards in public housing. The fireworks were launched in close proximity to the site of the Grenfell Tower protests. Many residents at first thought of a terror attack.
London’s Metropolitan Police are leading efforts to sort through the burnt wreckage in Grenfell Tower to discover more bodies. It is grim work but necessary as London’s Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said in a statement quoted by NPR.
“The work to search the building is challenging, but naturally could never be done quickly enough for those currently having to live with the uncertainty of knowing where their loved ones are.”
London’s police, amid protests, fireworks, the potential for another terror attack, and whatever else may come, are engaging in the miserable task of searching for human remains. Others are searching for the source of the Grenfell Tower fire, as London mourns her losses.
London has reportedly not received significant concern from her American ally in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack on London Bridge. An opinion piece on the Inquisitr by a fellow writer expresses frustration at the utter lack of sympathy London received from the rest of the world after the London Bridge terror attack. A few “platitudes” ruled the hashtag #LondonTerrorAttacks following the London Bridge terror attack. Meanwhile, American liberals prattle on about the Paris Climate Agreement, points out the Inquisitr writer.
The Grenfell Tower fire in London was sadly upstaged in the news in the United States even more than with the Paris Climate Agreement. Only hours after the fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, a shooter opened fire on a Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia. A congressman was critically injured in what was essentially an assassination attempt, and four others were also wounded, including two police officer and two congressional aides.
As not only London but also the rest of the world suffers from terrorists, and other crazed shooters, times seem really hard. London is bracing itself, ready to lay down the law to lawmakers and insist on safe housing standards at least.
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London is feeling the strain of the London Bridge terror attack and the Grenfell Tower fire, all within less than one month.
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