Reaction to terror attack: That's what London’s about, you just keep going

London commuters

The day after a terrorist attacked Westminster, millions of people went to work as normal in London.

The message from MPs is not to let terror win.

With images of the attack all over social media and in newspapers, reminders are hard to avoid. Some people on Twitter complained about the images being shared.

Newsbeat spoke to people on their way to central London, to see how they were feeling about the attack.


Millie, 26
Image caption "I can't let it impact my life. We can't just live in fear like that," says Millie

Millie says she's been travelling on the tube to work for five years since graduating and wasn't going to let the attack change that.

"I'm disturbed and upset by the incident but I'm not going to let it stop me," the 26-year-old told Newsbeat.

"That's what London's about, we just keep going."

"We need to stop showing it, stop printing it in the papers and the 'what we know so far' kind of stuff.

"It doesn't matter, let's just carry on and let the police do the work."


Terri, a 20-year-old student from Manchester
Image caption "I'm actually quite nervous but I suppose you have to get up and do it," says Terri

Terri says the location of the attack is what worries her but that you just have to "get up and do it."

"It's the fact it's so close to parliament, they can go everywhere," she says.

"These people have no limitation of where they will go and who they will try and go for next, which is kind of terrifying for the ordinary citizen."


Dee, a passenger on the London Underground
Image caption Dee says the word "terror" is used too often to "scare the masses"

Dee says what happened at Westminster hasn't affected her at all.

"It doesn't bother me," she says. "It's another day, another working day."

"There are a lot of people in the world who are suffering a lot more and have gone through a lot more traumatic experiences."


Giumis, 24

Giumis agrees with Dee but says actions like this can't affect your lives.

"I don't think it's worth being afraid," he says.

"Negative things happen all around the world but you can't let fear control you."


Edwin, a 17-year-old passenger on the London Underground

Edwin tells us that sharing photos and hashtags online is not enough to make a change.

"Hashtags and images aren't going to stop future terror attacks," he says.

"Things like that have good intentions but at the end of the day they're not going to solve anything."

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