most locals probably remember exactly where they were and what they did on april 7, 2017, when they understood. The truck that drove into the Åhléns department store on oxford street was no accident, it was an attack, a cowardly terrorist attack directed against people who have not done anything other than to just then to be in the heart of the capital of Sweden.
turned slowly in the certainty. Some sat silent at the computer, the radio or the tv, but than more sat with the phone pressed against your ear in troubled talks with the daughters, wives, boyfriends, sons, parents: Where are you, what are you doing, are you well, go for all that you have dear not submit to the Drottninggatan shopping street, stay as far away from the city as you can.
And then left the locals to their city. It was afternoon on a Friday, the traffic was halted, subways, buses and commuter trains ended roll. So the locals went, in the long lines on the streets, over bridges, along beaches, long worthy of the ranks of people on the road to be reunited with his family, sit close to each other, try to understand what happened and recover some sort of normality.
to be proud of Stockholm, and in Sweden these days. The memories are still throbbing and strong. The inadequately armed police officers who ran not from the deed, but against it, räddningspersonalens invaluable contribution.
All those who opened their door for their fellow human beings who were not able to take him home. Seas of flowers at the Drottninggatan shopping street and Sergeltrappan, the other flowers in all colors that covered the isn. Crown princess Victoria dressed in black at the crime scene.
that decided to not set up their traditional march to their premiere games on Tele2: ”I was not going to go really, but did it to show that we stick together and do not fold down on us for the evil that was in Stockholm on Friday,” said a supporter to Sportbladet.
the object of Terrorism is to create terror, but once it was locals not terrified. When hatred struck to was love as the strongest.
It would be a symbol of just how Stockholm, joined themselves together in these trembling days, for how the city gave a test of strength under pressure.
Two years after the terror attack in Stockholm, still not a memorial. For this, the city has been criticized. Perhaps one can nevertheless say that the important thing is not to get a monument in place with speed, but with dignity. It may take time, but it must come.
as a symbol for much. It would constantly remind of the dangers of extremism, fanaticism, the våldsdyrkan that drive terrorists around the world.
It would provide a concrete focal point for the surviving victims and the families of those whose lives the terrorist took. And a symbol of the innocent, unarmed people that will always be targets of the terrorists ' cowardly hatred.
It would be a symbol of just how Stockholm, joined themselves together in these trembling days, for how the city gave a test of strength under pressure, showed its most beautiful face when it was needed most.
to allow a memorial to take the form of one of the betonglejon guarding the street to obstruct the terrorists ' rampage. Another proposal is to portray one of the isn which was drowned in flowers by grateful locals.
To find the subject ought not to be difficult – there are so many possible to choose from, so many symbols of how Stockholm and Sweden stood up against the hate on queen street two years ago, on april 7, 2017.