I’ve been in London during some historical moments. The royal wedding, the preparation for the olympics, and now the London/England Riots.
I can’t believe what is happening here. I watch the news and see parts of town where I used to live and am reading stories about people in a 2 star michelin restaurant in nottinghill having their wallets and wedding rings ripped off their fingers as the kitchen staff try to fight off rioters with kitchen utensils.
This shit has got me on edge.
My colleague Nina went up to North England for a business meeting today. She was stopping over in Manchester on her way back to say hi to some college friends and found the train station closed when she tried to head back and was running from rioters as the police came after them. She’s now trapped in Manchester over night since the train station is no longer letting anyone come in or leave. This city is on lock down.
Its eerie in Putney tonight. All the stores and closed up and not a woman to be found on the street. I’m feeling very vulnerable.