Today Parliament Square – 16:29 by Myriam San Marco

Behind barricaded sneers: a breeze, a blast, a gust, a gale, a whirlwind of jabs, slaps, stabs, clips, clouts, cuffs, slugs, smash thump and pummel.

Look left. No, don’t look left. Too late. Snap.

A boy curled up, defensive wounds on both arms, blunt- force trauma to the chest and legs, black tyre residue imprinted on his top, blood flowing from the sharp-force trauma to the head: alive?

Look right. Snap.

Bodies cringing under the smirking hurricane, one head injury looks to be in shock, broken humerus jutting out in 2 places with possible bleed from the femoral artery: prognosis is less than 5 minutes.

Look ahead. The tube station is calling come in and get away. Snap.

A hand on my shoulder.

Don’t turn around.

Try to lift my feet off the quick-sand pavement.

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