Vigil Honors Manchester Victims Across The World

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A sign with flowers and candles was placed on the ground after a vigil in Albert Square in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert left 22 people dead and 59 people wounded on Monday night, May 22, 2017.

 

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Thousands of people in Manchester, England, defied a terror warning, and poured into the streets for a vigil honoring the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

 

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Musicians Around the World Pay Tribute to the Victims of the Terrorist Attack in Manchester 

 

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IN LOVING MEMORY

COFL PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MANCHESTER VICTIMS

Authorities identified the bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi and arrested another suspect. Hours before the vigil, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that another attack could be "imminent." Authorities raised the terror threat level to critical, meaning armed soldiers could be deployed at public events.

 

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Manchester's mayor and police chief were among the speakers at the vigil which was held in front of city hall in Albert Square. People in the crowd held up signs with "I Love MCR," an abbreviation for Manchester.

 

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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.

 

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At Yankee Stadium, "God Save the Queen" was played along with "The Star-Spangled Banner" before New York played the Kansas City Royals. The stadium's video board read: OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE VICTIMS IN MANCHESTER.

 

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The lights were also off at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and at the Empire State Building in New York City. A Twitter post said the building in NYC remained dark Tuesday evening "in deep sympathy for the lives lost in Manchester, England." A minute of silence took place 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 three shows scheduled to take place the week of the terrorist masacre.