More bombing action in London. Even closer to home this time.
Rode home today to find that my street had been blockade by the cops and they weren’t letting any one in. The 26 bus that had an attempted bombing goes right past my place. So tonight I’m at Jon and Neridas who live in Camden.
Poor Nerida had a horrible trip home from the city. The bus driver lost it when some people jumped in the back door and he turned off the bus, and then when he turned it on the let the people off he started revving it till people got scared. I guess the bus drivers are a bit stressed at the moment.
Nerida said she’s scared by the bombings. Jon seems indifferent. I’m reminded of the struggle that the rest of the world is going though again. It was very evident in East Timor, with the BBC beamed in via satellite reminding me of the rest of the worlds decadence.
Seems the third world is now making the decadence aware of it via the BBC.
BBC NEWS | UK | Multiple blasts paralyses London
Bit scary here at the moment. The facts seem to be:
- 08:49 police called to Liverpool Street tube station after reports of a bang
- Blasts also reported at Aldgate East, Edgware Rd, Kings Cross, Moorgate, Russell Square tube stations
- 10:14 Reports of blast on bus at Tavistock Square
I dropped a friend off at Aldgate East last night and walked passed Liverpool Street just before. The cops dropped by the office, which is near queens park) and said to keep away from the windows and not leave the building.
I ride to work every day now, even though its cold and wet today. I don’t think I will be catching the bus or tube for a long time if I can help it. Guess more people might start riding.
Very weird to be in a city targeted for terrorist attack. With the G8 meeting happening in Scotland at the same time and all the shit Bush is saying about ‘pre-Kyoto era’.
Yesterday the olympics, today fear and lothing.
A turbulent day, inside and out.