London terror attacks: Residents offer to shelter those stranded, #sofaforlondon trends

Using the hashtag #sofaforlondon on social media, several Londoners offered the stranded citizens a place to spend the night. People posted addresses and locations where the stranded civilians can go for safety. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 4, 2017 11:11 am
Police attend to an incident on London Bridge in London, Britain, June 3, 2017. Reuters/Hannah McKay

Recent terror attacks in several parts of Europe have seen people reaching out to those in distress using social media. #RoomForManchester started trending on Twitter after the Manchester Arena suicide bombing as several people posted messages on Twitter, offering to shelter stranded concertgoers. Saturday’s terror attacks in London saw residents and business establishments coming forward to help those who were affected by it.

Using the hashtag #sofaforlondon on Twitter, several Londoners shared their address offering those stranded a place to spend the night. According to The Guardian, hotels and restaurants on the southern bank of Thames also provided people shelter and water.

With public transport disrupted due to the ongoing police operations, free taxi rides were also offered. The move received praise from several corners. “As always, the good people of the UK rallying to help each other… exactly the opposite of what the terrorists want,” journalist Rachel McArthur wrote on Twitter.

At least six people were killed and 30 others injured after a white van mowed down civilians late night on Saturday on London Bridge. The suspects drove the vehicle to the Borough Market, where they abandoned the van and began stabbing civilians with knives. Police confirmed that three suspects were gunned down by armed officers.

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    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:19 pm
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      Jun 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm
      It is necessary to ban Islam and Koran . why ? Modern society is based on rule of law . Rule of law is based on an asumption . Everyone prefers to live rather than die ,what ever the circomstances . That too for things happening to some distant people in some other places . No one in say Africa wants to kill and die for whatever is happening in Ireland . This very asumption is proved false in islam . Under this condition the rule of law is impossible . Ordinary citizens who obey laws and prefer life will have nothing to protect them and will paradoxically die on the streets . The state will not be able to protect them since inside the territory the state follows the rule of law which is now ineffective since its very asumptions are now false in islam . So either islam and koran has to be banned or muslims has to be banned to protect both citizens and rule of law