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Anyone worried about Christmas markets and terrorism?

(67 Posts)
Singadream Tue 21-Nov-17 22:59:31

I am. Won’t stop me going - I refuse to bow to terrorists - but I can’t pretend i’m not worried.

LaughingLlama Tue 21-Nov-17 23:03:23

Im not worried but am aware that ant major Eurpean city is a potential target in the run up to Xmas.
I tend not to worry but am more aware in general these days.
I certainly wont change my ways or stop going where i want though.

elQuintoConyo Tue 21-Nov-17 23:03:43

It doesn't cross my mind and i live near Cambrils.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:05:01

Yes, I worry about it.

HarryPottersBroomstick Tue 21-Nov-17 23:06:43

Birmingham has some major bollard type things in place. I don't think they would be able to get through with a vehicle.

I'm not going with the smalls as we managed to spend about £25 in what felt like 10 minutes last year. SO expensive.

ShirleyPhallus Tue 21-Nov-17 23:07:16

No

LizzieSiddal Tue 21-Nov-17 23:08:35

No I don’t worry.

There are thousands of Xmas markets across Europe, over many days and millions of people visit them.
The chances of you and your loved ones being there at the time of an attack, are minuscule.

ChangingStates Tue 21-Nov-17 23:08:52

No, at least not until this thread, and now worrying that I should be worried confused.

Debby08 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:09:11

There's always a possibility and terrorism strikes anywhere nowadays but I try to go out the earliest possible times and avoid huge crowds and shoppers.

zippydoodaar Tue 21-Nov-17 23:10:30

No

Slinkymalinky1 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:15:02

I’m not concerned, we are near Manchester and they’ve put big fence things up and extra security. My husband will not go near and doesn’t want me to go either. I’m in two minds, obviously don’t want to go and him spend the evening worrying, but I love the markets and it’s always been a big part of Christmas for me. I was looking forward to taking my daughter for a nice day out, now she’s old enough. Would be interested to hear other people’s thoughts

Changebagsandgladrags Tue 21-Nov-17 23:15:12

Yep it was ln my mind when we went at the weekend. I've lived under the threat of terrorists for 40ish years. I'm done with it now, I'd rather just avoid those places and have moved out of London

Slinkymalinky1 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:16:49

Lizzie your thoughts are similar to mine and what I’ve said to dh, but he’s having none of it hmm

NC4now Tue 21-Nov-17 23:20:25

I was in Manchester at the weekend. It was packed, as ever, with barriers and a few armed cops but I felt safe enough. I don’t tend to have that type of anxiety.
Sad sign of the times though.

giveovermypreciousss Tue 21-Nov-17 23:36:05

Yes I am concerned but will not be put off going. I probably wont take my kids though. If something awful did happen I dont think I could manage the run, hide advice with the toddler.

giveovermypreciousss Tue 21-Nov-17 23:36:52

Yes I am concerned but will not be put off going. I probably wont take my kids though. If something awful did happen I dont think I could manage the run, hide advice with the toddler.

Helena17 Tue 21-Nov-17 23:41:58

Danger is always there. Better avoid shopping during holiday rush hours and do much of your shopping online but be sure delivery is swift so whatever you need gets to your door in time for Christmas.

flimflaminurjams Tue 21-Nov-17 23:44:44

Not so much Christmas markets for me as I really don't like them (I know friends who almost wet themselves with excitement for them - each to their own) but I do worry that the markets or other things going on are going to be attacked.

I just worry in general and am dismayed by the lack of action or anything changing which just means we are all sitting ducks.

Same reason I don't go to concerts anymore

GlitterGlassEye Tue 21-Nov-17 23:51:15

Ds is going to Edinburgh for the Christmas markets with his high school. I wasn’t worried but I’m now a bit anxious off the back of this thread. But that’s not your fault op. I’ll have a talk to make sure he knows what to do if anything occurs. You’ve made me vigilant tbh.

AnnieAnoniMouse Tue 21-Nov-17 23:57:49

It wouldn’t stop me going —work has done that grrrr— but I don’t go to any large gathering of people now without it crossing my mind. Bastards are bloody winning no matter what we say.

RavenLG Wed 22-Nov-17 00:00:55

You’re more likely to be hit by a car walking down the street than attacked by a terrorist.

CakesRUs Wed 22-Nov-17 00:07:14

Birmingham has installed major anti car bollards and gates - a sensible step IMO, sad times to live in.

Terrorism won't stop me going though.

nancy75 Wed 22-Nov-17 00:11:15

*just worry in general and am dismayed by the lack of action or anything changing which just means we are all sitting ducks.
Same reason I don't go to concerts anymore*
I went to a big event at Wembley last week & the security has been massively increased, you couldn’t get near the venue without showing tickets & having the metal detector wands waived at you. To get in was almost airport level security so I don’t think it’s right to say nothing is being done.

Singadream Wed 22-Nov-17 00:19:04

sorry @glitterglasseye

Singadream Wed 22-Nov-17 00:19:29

@ravenlg well I worry about that too, and now this in addition...

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