Monday, July 11, 2005

The Latest developments in London

BBC reports that Londoners defy their attackers by going back to work:
London is getting back to business as usual after the chaos caused by Thursday's bomb blasts.

Many commuters have made their first trip to work since the attacks and London Underground said passenger numbers were at normal levels.
Their intention is clear:
Earlier the mayor and police encouraged Londoners to return to their routines.

Andy Trotter, senior British Transport Police officer, said: "By not coming to work, by London not being open for business, they will win and they are not going to win."

Meanwhile, the death toll rises to 52 as Authorities release the name of the first victim:
The first victim of the London bombs has been named, as the confirmed number of dead has been raised to 52.

An inquest was opened and adjourned into the death at King's Cross of Susan Levy, 53, from Cuffley in Herts.

Also, A memorial garden for the victims has opened.

President Bush stands with the British:
President Bush expressed solidarity with Britain on Monday over the deadly bombings in London and said terrorists are trying to break the will of the world's democracies by killing innocent people.

"They are mistaken," Bush said of the terrorists. "America will not retreat in the face of terrorists and murderers."

From the BBC:
"In this difficult hour, the people of Great Britain can know the American people stand with you," (President Bush)said. "And just as America and Great Britain stood together to defeat the totalitarian ideologies of the 20th Century, we now stand together against the murderous ideologies of the 21st Century."