26 May 2017

Manchester crowd joins in with woman singing Oasis after minute's silence - video & Vigil Honors Manchester Victims; Across The Globe People Are Mournful Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old 25,24&23MAI17

The 22 Manchester victims

MANCHESTER begins to heal after the cowardly terrorist attack on Monday, 22 MAI 17 that killed innocent children, men and women. God bless the people of Manchester and the families and friends of the victims. Don't let the hate that lead to this crime take hold in your hearts Manchester, you do not want to become the same as those who did this to you.

Manchester crowd joins in with woman singing Oasis after minute's silence - video

Vigil Honors Manchester Victims; Across The Globe People Are Mournful

A sign with flowers and candles lay on the ground after a vigil in Albert Square in Manchester, England, on Tuesday, the day after a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert killed at least 22 victims.
Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

Thousands of people in Manchester, England, defied a terror warning and poured into the streets Tuesday for a vigil honoring the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.
A bombing the night before at an Ariana Grande concert killed at least 22 people and wounded dozens more. Authorities identified the attacker as 22-year-old Salman Abedi and have arrested several people in connection with the blast.
Hours before the vigil, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that another attack could be “imminent.” Authorities raised the U.K.’s terror threat level to critical, meaning armed soldiers could be deployed at public events.
Manchester’s mayor and its police chief were among the speakers at the vigil held in front of city hall in Albert Square.
People in the crowd held up signs with “I Love MCR,” an abbreviation for Manchester.
Around the world, people expressed their condolences for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.
In Rome, the lights at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and city hall were turned off — as were the lights at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
At New York’s Yankee Stadium, “God Save the Queen” was played along with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the New York Yankees played the Kansas City Royals.
The lights were also off at the Empire State Building in New York City. A Twitter post said the building would remain dark Tuesday evening “in deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England.”
On Wednesday, there will be a minute of silence before Manchester United plays Ajax in soccer’s Europa League final.
The pop group Take That, which was scheduled to perform at Manchester Arena, has postponed shows set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Victims Of Manchester Bombing Include 8-Year-Old, 18-Year-Old

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The Manchester Arena was packed on Monday night with pop fans eager to hear Ariana Grande perform. Her songs are bubblegum pop, so picture the crowd: kids and their parents, teenagers with their friends, fans looking for a cheerful night out.
At the end of the concert, an explosion struck near the arena. The blast killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50.
Young women — including very young girls — are Grande’s core fan base. And authorities confirmed that children were among the dead, which was quickly apparent as friends, family and schools began reporting the names of some of those victims.
The first to be named was an 18-year-old woman. The second, an 8-year-old girl.
Saffie Rose Roussos, the 8-year-old, was attending the concert with her mother and sister, The Guardian reports.
Saffie was initially identified as missing after the attack. Her photo was circulated online by friends of the family who knew that Saffie’s mother and sister had been hospitalized, but couldn’t find Saffie, according to Metro.
Now her death has been confirmed by the headmaster of her school, Chris Upton, who told the Guardian Saffie was “simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.”
An 18-year-old college student, Georgina Callander, was also named as a victim.
Callander was studying health and social care at Runshaw College, which confirmed her death on Facebook.
Callander had a buoyant social media presence, celebrating the singers, actors and shows that she followed passionately, and rejoicing over school achievements like finishing a long paper.
She often sought photos with celebrities — in fact, took a picture with Ariana Grande two years ago. Her caption read in part, “I HUGGED HER SO TIGHT AND SHE SAID SHE LOVED MY BOW.”
On Sunday, she tweeted at Grande, “SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU TOMORROW.”
A third victim has been identified as John Atkinson, according to the Manchester Evening News. His age has been reported as 26 and 28.
Friends called him “a beautiful soul” and “an amazing young man,” the newspaper reports.
Many of the people injured in the attack were still receiving treatment at area hospitals.
A dozen children were among those who were hospitalized, a director of an ambulance service tells The Guardian.
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