Monday, March 17, 2008


People begin streaming from the Ministry of Defence building. They calmly walk to the evacuation point while fire alarms blare above them. Various uniforms are visible in the crowd: army, navy, airforce. Some are more decorated than others.


Fire wardens in day-glo jackets stand outside and score their evacuation. Sections of the crowd have "evacuated" to nearby cafes.


The crowd is told they can re-enter the building with their safety assured. As they shuffle in and stand waiting for the elevator nobody notices the one man (with no uniform) who is walking out of the building.