倫敦恐襲頻繁致防身術課程申請創新高


ANN@The China Post

英國在三個月的時間裡連遭三次恐襲,民眾申請防身術課程的熱情高漲。一家培訓學校表示,申請課程的人已經爆滿,教課的教員都不夠用了。

Self-defence classes have reportedly seen a surge in applications after Britain was hit with three terrorist attacks in three months. 據報導,英國在三個月內遭受三次恐襲後,防身術課程申請創新高。

Many people have expressed interest in the classes to learn how to protect themselves in the event of another attack, according to The Times. 據《泰晤士報》報導,很多人表達了對防身術課程的興趣,以便學習到遭遇襲擊時如何保護自己。

One school said it had seen inquiries increase by 10 times following the assault on London Bridge and Borough Market that killed eight people and left dozens more injured. 一所學校表示,導致八人死亡及幾十人受傷的倫敦橋及博羅市場恐襲事件發生後,學校收到的諮詢增加了十倍,

Another instructor said its waiting lists were “backing up” as it struggled to find staff to teach the classes. 還有一位教員說,等候名單已經“排滿”,學校正在盡力尋找能教課的老師。

Combat Academy UK’s chief instructor Reece Coker told The Times: “With bombings or shootings, people tend to think that there’s nothing much they could do. 英國搏擊學院的首席教員裡斯-庫克告訴《泰晤士報》,“如果襲擊者使用的是炸彈和手槍,人們會覺得自己無能為力。”

“But with the style of attack that we saw at London Bridge, killers roaming the streets with knives, there is a sense, rightly, that there is.” “但像倫敦橋恐襲這種襲擊,恐怖分子用刀在街上刺殺,那麼防衛課程就有用武之地了。”

The company said application inquiries had jumped by 70 percent since March, when terrorist Khalid Masood launched a deadly vehicle and knife rampage on Westminster. 這家學院表示,自今年3月以來,申請課程諮詢的數量上升了70%。今年3月,恐怖分子哈利德•馬蘇德在威斯敏斯特開車衝撞行人,並在下車後試圖持刀闖入威斯敏斯特宮,造成多人傷亡。

Government advice in the event of a terror attack is to “run, hide, tell” and does not encourage members of the public to fight back. 政府有關發生恐襲時的建議是“跑開,躲避,報警”,並不鼓勵公眾反擊。

However former SAS soldier John Geddes told the Daily Mirror members of the public should team up and try to overpower the attacker together. 而曾在英國空軍特別部隊服役的士兵約翰-戈德士告訴《每日鏡報》說,公眾應該聯合起來,試著一起制服恐襲者。