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Dark Mark Over London
Attack on London
Part of the Second Wizarding War
Location

London, England, Great Britain

Result

Florean Fortescue is murdered. Garrick Ollivander is kidnapped. Death Eaters destroy the Millennium Bridge, kill and cause panic on unsuspecting Muggles.

Combatants
Casualties
  • None

The attack on London was a minor conflict that took place in the summer of 1996, during the Second Wizarding War, in which a small group of Death Eaters led by Fenrir Greyback Apparated into London, stormed into Diagon Alley and destroyed several establishments, and then proceeded to tear the Millennium Bridge down.

The Attack

Diagon Alley

Death Eaters at Diagon Alley HBP

Garrick Ollivander is kidnapped.

On the day of the attack, the Dark Mark appeared over London and, moments later, the small group of Death Eaters stormed through Charing Cross Road and the Leaky Cauldron, and broke into Diagon Alley.[1] For as of yet unknown reasons, they ransacked Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour and Scribbulus Writing Instruments,[2] killing Florean Fortescue himself.[3] They also assaulted Ollivanders Wand Shop and the wandmaker chose to come with them quietly; no signs of struggle were left to be found.[4] Taking stacks of wands to arm their fast growing legions with them, the Death Eaters proceeded to quickly Disapparate.[1]

Millennium Bridge

Death Eaters destroyed the Millennium Bridge

The destruction of the Millennium Bridge.

They Apparated back into Muggle London, heading to Millennium Bridge. They flew around the bridge in a spiral motion to create a twisting and buckling movement on the bridge walkway.[5] The cables snapping, the bridge undulated and twisted intensely, pulling free of its piers, ultimately splitting in half and crashing violently into the Thames below, killing some Muggles who were crossing the bridge at the time.[6]

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