- Making News: Two Weeks Later, London Suffers Second Attack
In Trafalgar Square this morning, Londoners met to remember the four transit bombings that killed 56 people exactly two weeks ago, but at lunch time, there were four more attacks--three in subways and one on a bus. Police Commissioner Ian Blair declined to say that the attacks were directly connected. Stryker McGuire, London Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, says there are, however, troubling connections.
- Reporter's Notebook: British Government to Bar Terrorist Sympathizers
For many years, Britain has seen itself as a haven for political refugees and a bastion of tolerance for people from different cultures, but the transit bombings two weeks ago have led to reappraisals of both immigration policies and the tradition of free speech. Civil libertarians are concerned about overreaction. Ben Chu, Assistant Comments Editor for London's Independent newspaper, details the provisions and protests.
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