Welcome to the online diary of the “London Ziegs,” as they journal their experiences relocating from the balmy climes of sunny Orlando, Florida to the more chaotically cosmopolitan environment of London, UK!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Flipside of Diversity

Another US expat blogger had an interesting experience in London this weekend:
...suddenly a group of police officers in their bright yellow jackets appeared out of nowhere. They were running towards me and the ten or so other people standing outside the tube. They were screaming “Run! Move!”...

...An old woman standing near me was confused and a policewoman grabbed her arm and screamed that there was a mob coming and that if she didn’t move quickly, she’d be trampled....the policewoman started yelling “You’re almost there! Keep running! You’ll be safe soon!"

...They were moving very quickly and chanting. One group walked by screaming “Down with Israel!” over and over again. At this, the pregnant woman standing next to me in the park started to cry...

We, um, haven't encountered that aspect of London just yet, but it's nice to know we have more to look forward to :-/

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