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    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets people after visiting the scene where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury, Britain March 15, 2018

    'Hoax Show': Twitter Enraged as Theresa May Visits 'Toxic' Salisbury

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    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (226)

    As the diplomatic tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom have heightened, UK Prime Minister Theresa May visited Salisbury after what she described as the alleged “brazen” nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

    While the scene of the poisoning was considered highly toxic and dangerous by law enforcement officials due to the qualities of the alleged Novichok nerve agent, Theresa May didn’t appear to fear turning up without any protective clothes, which social media users could not help but notice, calling the current circumstances surrounding the incident a “phony and hoax show.”

    Other users supported the stance, with many saying that they were surprised she did not play drama:

    Despite Moscow’s denial of any involvement in the poisoning, the UK prime minister reiterated her claims that she was holding Russia “culpable” of attempted murder without providing evidence and samples of the substance in question.

    It appears that she has very few supporters among Brits, who are left with no choice but to take to Twitter to voice their outrage with May’s policies.

    READ MORE: Ex-Soviet Intel Officers Reveal Why Skripal Was Poisoned by 'Non-Professionals'

    Many believe that her actions may start the third World War with this “staged incident,” highlighting how absurd the “attempted assassination” is…

    …and reminded people of Britain’s past mistakes:

    There were those who said that she turned a blind eye to internal problems and focused on Russia instead:

    Users addressed May, asking whether she is going to visit Telford to meet victims of the pedophile rings:

    During her visit to Salisbury, Theresa May said that the risk to public health was low and that it was “great to meet some tourists” still enjoying the city. It didn’t take social media users long to respond.

    On March 4, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious after being exposed to a chemical substance that the UK police identified as a military-grade nerve agent Novichok, allegedly developed in Russia. The UK authorities are accusing Moscow of “attempted murder,” although declined Russia’s request to provide samples of the substance in question.

    READ MORE: Moscow is Interested in Determining Truth in Skripal Case More Than London

    As a response to the alleged attack, Theresa May announced the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country since the Cold War. Moscow, for its part, is going to take reciprocal measures and expel British diplomats from Russia “soon.”

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