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Man Fleeing London Terror Attack With Beer Hailed as Unlikely Hero

Some joked that the man was protecting his beer because of pricey drinks are in London

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    People in the U.K. have responded to the deadly London Bridge attack with sorrow and distinctly British humor, hailing a man pictured walking away from the mayhem holding a pint of beer as a tongue-in-cheek symbol of defiance.

    Television footage of crowds running away from the attack that killed seven includes a man in a red top walking slowly with a mostly full beer in his hand.

    A picture of the man was posted on Twitter by Howard Mannella, who tweeted: "People fleeing #LondonBridge but the bloke on the right isn't spilling a drop. God Bless the Brits!" The comment received more than 25,000 retweets.

    Some joked on social media about London's notoriously high prices. Twitter user Andrew Brooks joked: "Evacuate? Well, OK. But this beer cost £6 a pint. I'm taking it with me."

    Others mocked US newspaper headlines claiming London was "reeling" or "under siege."

     

    (Published Monday, June 5, 2017)

    An image of a man fleeing the London terror attack Saturday night with a beer in his hand has gone viral, with some hailing the man as an unlikely hero and a symbol of the city in the wake of the deadly assault that killed seven.

    "People fleeing #LondonBridge but the bloke on the right isn't spilling a drop. God Bless the Brits!" said one Twitter user in a post that was liked more than 85,000 times.

    Some joked that the man was protecting his beer because of high drink prices in London.

    Others used it as an opportunity to mock U.S. newspaper headlines claiming London was "reeling" or "under siege."

    At Least 7 Killed in London Terror Attack

    [NATL] At Least 7 Killed in London Terror Attack

    Seven civilians were killed and dozens more were injured before three attackers were killed by police in London.

    (Published Sunday, June 4, 2017)