Gut-Wrenching Photos Of Manchester Victim Memorials Around The World
Tragedy struck on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England when a bomb detonated, killing an estimated 22 people and injuring dozens more, according to the latest reports. The victims of the attack reportedly include many adolescents and children, including eight-year-old Saffie Roussos and 18-year-old student Georgina Callander.
"All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice," Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement on Tuesday.
On Monday evening, Grande, who was not injured in the attack, posted to Twitter, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." Grande's manager, Scott Braun, also tweeted his condolences, posting, "Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and the families harmed in this senseless act."
According to TMZ, the singer has postponed the rest of the European leg of her Dangerous Woman World Tour. However, later reports contradicted the initial TMZ account, and no official scheduling decision had been made. Variety quoted an anonymous source close to Grande's camp who said, "This is about the victims, it feels silly even to be thinking about the tour at this point."
Manchester residents quickly rallied to support the injured, offering free sandwiches, phone charging stations, and even free counseling. The hashtag #RoomforManchester was used to offer shelter for people displaced by the attack. Britons are also leaving flowers throughout the city at memorial locations intended to honor and grieve for the victims.
"Manchester Will Stand Together"
Handwritten notes and flowers filled the streets as Mancunians came together to mourn.
We ❤ MCR
The slogan "We ❤ MCR" became a unifying phrase for the city of Manchester, much as "Boston Strong" did after that city was bombed in 2013.
Britons Condemn The Attacks
"I opossee [sic] this horrendous attack," declared one note.
"Ariana We ❤ You"
Fans left messages of support for the singer.
Rest In Peace
White flowers with a note reading, "RIP. So Sorry," are left on the street in Manchester.
"Love & Peace 4 Ever"
Many people signed this note wishing peace for the victims of the attack.
Bouquets and candles accompany the notes meant to help Mancunians mourn.
People From Every Walk Of Life
Clergy and policemen were just some of the many Britons who came to the memorial to pay homage to the victims.
"We Are Manchester And Manchester We Unite"
Themes of unity and support were common amongst the messages left at the memorial.
"So, So Sorry From All In The NHS"
The outpouring of support from the people of Manchester included the many bouquets delivered to memorial sites.
Raising Money For Victims
A street musician in Manchester appears to be collecting donations for victims of the attack.
"Prayers For The Victims"
A note left at the memorial includes a drawing of the road to peace and harmony.
Flowers Arranged Neatly For Victims
A woman walks past dozens of bouquets laid out to honor victims.
Britons lay flowers in St. Ann's Square.
Bouquets And Signs In Memorial
Onlookers observe the tributes to victims laid out at Manchester memorials.
"Manchester Will Stand Together"
Grieving Britons left heartfelt notes at the Manchester memorial site.
Outside Of St. Ann's Church
Flowers and signs were left in abundance outside of St. Ann's Church in Manchester.