Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sten guns in Knightsbridge

On my way to the office along Al. Uzjazdowskie, I noticed that the Sejm (Polish parliament) building had been sealed off by a massive police cordon, hundreds of armed police everywhere, scores of police cars and vans on ul. Matejki, Wiejska and Piękna. Buses diverted. Something serious going on. I got back to the office, checked TVN Warszawa and Gazeta Stołeczna online - no news flashes... I can only guess that it was an exercise.

Seeing the anti-terrorist policemen (above), I was minded of the line from the Clash song 1977 - Sten guns in Knightsbridge - the palatial residences of Warsaw's embassy district as a backdrop to these guys armed to the teeth.

Does any reader have any information as to what it was all about? (Thursday 31 January, around 10:30am)

This time last year:
How much education for the nation?

This time two years ago:
To the Catch - short story

This time three years ago:
Eternal Warsaw

This time five years ago:
From the family archives

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