‘Stay Strong, Manchester’: Moving Scenes From The Albert Square Vigil

Manchester Vigil
Scenes from the Manchester vigil on Tuesday evening (Getty Images)

Thousands of people of all ages and ethnicities gathered in Albert Square in Manchester last night in memory of the 22 people who lost their lives in a terror attack on Monday.

A further 59 people were injured after a lone suicide bomber detonated a device in one of the exits of Manchester Arena towards the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Many of the victims were children.

Eddy Newman, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, started the vigil with a poignant statement:

“The people of Manchester will remember the victims forever and we will defy the terrorists by working together to create cohesive, diverse communities that are stronger together.

“We are the many, they are the few.”

As Home Secretary Amber Rudd gives further details on the attacker and his motives today, and Morrissey makes himself universally unpopular, we reflect on some of the most moving images from the event – a show of true solidarity in the face of adversity.

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