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Is everyone from Phoenix Rising and at the London Conference safe tonight?

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  1. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    I didn't see another thread on this yet and wanted to make sure that all our members of Phoenix Rising in the U.K. and those at the London Conference are safe tonight after the newest terrorist attacks. Am so sad for the state of the world right now. Please let us know you are all okay!
     
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    veganmua Senior Member

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    Well, the attack was at Tower Bridge, and the Conference is in Westminster. Hopefully, everyone from the conference is staying close to the venue and didn't decide to go out to London Bridge. But obviously, I haven't heard anything!

    Pic- The conference venue vs London Bridge at the top right-hand corner of the box. They're about 3 miles apart.

    Hope everyone is ok!
     

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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Apologies I do not know the geography but from your post, the conference venue and attack were only three miles apart? That seems fairly close! Hoping someone from conference lets us know everyone is okay.
     
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    Groggy Doggy Building a New Home

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    The world BBC news is reporting the attack was at London bridge (not Tower Bridge)
     
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    Thank you @Countrygirl and @Kati for the updates.

    I'm adding these from another thread. I hope everyone is alright.
     
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    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Laurie, Thanks for adding these and I did not realize there was another thread until after I started this one. Am thrilled to learn from Janet's tweet that Ron, Ashley, Raeka, Linda & Don are all okay. Do we know about the rest of the presenters and people attending the conference (and fellow PR members from the U.K.)?
     
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    Groggy Doggy Building a New Home

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    Per Janet's tweet, Ron is back home.
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    It is still the middle of the night in London so I doubt that people will check in here for a few hours.
     
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    Yes it was London Bridge and not Tower Bridge. They are often confused.

    BTW there were 2 attacks, not just one. People were stabbed in Borough Market. There was another stabbing in another area but that does not seem to be connected to the other two events.


    London Bridge
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    Tower Bridge
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Animals :mad:

    GG
     
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    I just read about the attacks and am completely horrified. I don't even have words. Praying for London and that everyone from PR and the conference is safe. :globe: :heart:
     
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    Yeah, I went straight home on Friday night.

    Walked over Westminster bridge, site of the last attack, saw the flowers and didn't hang about if you know what I mean...:thumbdown:
     
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    I was watching last night about the attacks on London bridge and was worried that people were very close to this.

    I saw some of the conference at Tower Bridge hotel but thought most of it was at Westminster.

    Were people staying there?

    I just had a bad feeling and didn't want to even write about this last night with so many of our American friends in the exact attack area at the time.

    Thanks for letting us know about Ron Davis and Ashley @Kati .

    Is David Tuller and Jen Brea okay and Zaher Nahle.

    I hope everyone is okay.
     
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    David Tuller checked in on FB last night as being safe
     
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    Thanks. Jen Brea is tweeting and is fine as well.
     
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    IiMER posted, "We have contacted many of the researchers at the Colloquium/Conference in London to verify their safety following the terrorism which occurred in London last night. We have had replies from many of them that they are ok." and Nancy Van HoylandtI said she "contacted all remaining EMEA members and they were also safe [​IMG]❤️"
     
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    @Carl The pictures you posted of the two bridges are beautiful and I dream of seeing them in person some day.

    That is great news and am so glad that everyone from the conference is safe (unless we hear differently). Thanks to everyone who posted updates.
     
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    I knew that, I was watching the news reports about it for hours, and I used to work in London a lot. I have no idea why I typed Tower Bridge! Damn brain fog! Thanks for correcting me, though. At least I got the right bridge in the map!
     
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    I guessed that - both bridges in the same post :)
     
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