Editor’s note: It stands to reason that a physical altercation at Oxford Circus tube station in London would induce a mass panic. According to the capital’s current mayor, Sadiq Khan, mass casualty terror attacks are something Londoners must endure. They are, after all, just “part and parcel of living in a big city” according to him. Khan’s normalization of terrorist violence is reason enough for the average Londoner to be on edge; let alone the fact that, over the past year, there were five major terrorist attacks and eight plots that were foiled. People are, quite understandably, fearful. Incidents such as this one are indicative of the breakdown of social cohesion in one of the West’s most important cities. — Mundilfury.
Armed police evacuated the UK’s biggest shopping district as mass panic swept through crowds hunting for discounts on Black Friday, sparking fears of a new attack.
Witnesses believe a fight on a platform at Oxford Circus tube station spread panic, leading to stampedes and rumours of gunshots, forcing police to trigger their protocol for terror attacks.
British Transport Police have appealed for information after what they described as an “altercation between two men on the platform” at Oxford Circus station. They released CCTV images of two men they would like to talk to in relation to the incident.
Screaming crowds were ordered to take shelter in shops as the station was evacuated at the start of Friday’s rush hour, but…