London Man Gives Defiant And Inspirational Interview After Terror Attacks

London Man Gives Defiant And Inspirational Interview After Terror Attacks


An interview on the BBC after Saturday's terror attacks has lifted spirits and strengthened resolves around the world.


The man being interviewed, Richard Angell, was in Arabica Bar and Kitchen in Borough Market when three men who had just plowed into pedestrians on the London Bridge got out of their van and started indiscriminately stabbing people.


Immediately, staff members went into lockdown mode, with wait staff locking doors and ushering diners to safety.

"We were sitting at the table closest to the door. Part way through our main courses it became clear that the security staff outside were saying 'lock the door' and 'duck and hide'," Angell told The Independent.

He specifically noted the actions of one waiter who risked his life to make sure the attackers couldn't get into the restaurant.

"This remarkable young waiter, who probably wasn't being paid very much, positioned himself next to the door, put his foot behind it and wedged it closed."

He continued: "Despite the fact that their lives were at risk, the staff were concerned about our lives, which was a remarkable thing, and I will be going back not only to pay the bill, but also to double the tip."

After the attacks, Angell talked to the BBC, but instead of fixating on the ordeal, he focused on the future.

"If me having a gin and tonic with my friends, flirting with handsome men, hanging out with brilliant women, is what offends these people so much, I'm going to do it more, not less," he said, emphatically, "Because that's what makes London so great, that's what makes this the best city in the world. And we're going to go out and do it more."


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