London Survivor: ‘If Flirting And Gin Offends Attackers, I’m Doing It More’

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As awful as terror attacks are, it is often adversity that brings out the best in people, as communities rally together to support the wounded, the mourning and the afraid.

One of the most positive messages of hope that came out of interviews from those who survived the incident in London Bridge on Saturday night was from Think Tank director Richard Angell. He was enjoying a night out with friends in Arabica Bar & Kitchen when 48 people were injured and seven killed by three brain-washed British extremists.

Speaking to the BBC the next day, Angell said: “If me having a gin and tonic with my friends, flirting with handsome men and hanging out with brilliant women is what offends these people so much, I’m going to do it more, not less.”

And we whole-heartedly concur.

Angell also recounted his ordeal to The Mirror, saying that other diners were “turning over tables and chairs to take cover” while one man threw an “entire table at somebody”.

“This heroic guy who saw what was happening and started bombarding these cowardly people with anything he could get his hands on”.

Far from deterred by the experience, he fully intends to return to Arabica, finish his main meal, and pay the bill he was forced to leave after the restaurant went into lock down.

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“Also, we haven’t given the staff a tip and they looked out for us when they should have been helping themselves,” he told Buzzfeed. “It was lovely food and I want the rest of my main course.”

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