Was the London Natural History Museum Car Attack, Terrorism?

The Met cops have "ruled out" terrorism and they're claiming it was a traffic incident. The sort of traffic incident in which an Uber driver heads up the sidewalk to where a bunch of people are trying to enter a museum. 

Here's video of the attack and a photo of the driver.

 

Now let's look at some of the relevant eyewitness accounts.

Eleven people have been injured after a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians in London's museum district.

Witnesses described hearing a loud bang and seeing scores of people running into the museum in a panic.  

One tourist told the Standard that the car mounted the pavement and sent terrified crowds fleeing in all directions.

One tourist, who asked not to be named, told the Standard he was queuing for the museum when the car mounted the pavement and sent terrified crowds running in all directions.

“And then police came more or less charging towards the crowd and everybody was just starting to get out of there now. We all legged it basically, there were tables knocked over at restaurants, people were screaming. It was quite a scene at that stage. 

“I heard one policeman shouting “run and don’t stop running.”

And accounts from some of the men who held him down...

Mr Cheshire told MailOnline the cab driver had three female passengers in his car at the time of the crash.

He said: ‘He was driving down the pavement and hit 11 to 12 people. Then the guy was screaming. He looked at me and I was really in shock.  I got out of my car and grabbed him — three of us grabbed him — and someone phoned the police.

'The girls in his car said he was an Uber driver.' 

Counter-terrorism officers were dispatched to the scene which has remained cordoned off following the crash.

Nearby venues, including the Science Museum, were evacuated while Tube stations were sealed off by police.

‘Then I got out of the car and there was the guy on the floor with people holding him down and there was blood gushing out of his head.

‘There were hundreds of people queuing up for the museum.’

'It was obvious to me that it wasn't an accident as it was a pedestrianised zone and cars should have been going along slowly anyway.

'Then the minute someone had him on the ground he wasn't saying anything or struggling. He'd be shouting if it was a mistake.'

Cab driver Simon Stylinaou said there were ‘hundreds of people' queuing up for the museum when the driver struck.

‘I was sitting in the car and I heard a banging noise,’ he told MailOnline. ‘I turned around to the right and saw him come around and hit my car.

‘Then I got out of the car and there was the guy on the floor with people holding him down and there was blood gushing out of his head.

‘There were hundreds of people queuing up for the museum.’

'It was obvious to me that it wasn't an accident as it was a pedestrianised zone and cars should have been going along slowly anyway.

'Then the minute someone had him on the ground he wasn't saying anything or struggling. He'd be shouting if it was a mistake.'

The name of the driver still hasn't been released. But the eyewitness accounts suggest this resembles a terror incident more than a car accident. It's not impossible that all this was innocent, but there's been a pattern to these incidents. And everyone knows what the pattern is.

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