LONDON – The United Kingdom celebrates Tuesday the first anniversary of a terrorist attack on a concert by American singer Ariana Grande, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds. Suicide bomber Salman Abedi met on May 22, 2017, the Manchester Arena in the Nordic city.
Grande tweeted early Tuesday, "I think of you all today and every day, I love you with me and send you all the light and warmth I have on this challenging day."
The tweet contained a bee, the bourgeois symbol of Manchester
Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and rescue workers on Tuesday for a memorial service at Manchester Cathedral.
"The multi-religious worship will be remembered by those who lost their lives in the tragedy and will also thank the rescue workers who helped on the ground and after the attack," Kensington Palace said in a statement.
The one-hour church service includes a one-minute silence that is observed throughout the country. Prince William will meet privately with some of the families of the victims after the service, the palace said.
"Such appalling acts of wickedness will do nothing but strengthen our resolve to defeat such twisted ideologies and beliefs." This statement has been made known by this city over the past 12 months, "May said in a statement on Tuesday.
22-year-old Abedi, who was born in Libya, died in the attack, as French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said ties with the Islamic State
Britain has issued a warrant for arrest against Abedi's younger brother Hashem Abedi and is seeking his extradition Libya
Grande returned to Manchester a few weeks after the attack k to attend a concert to raise money for the victims and families affected by the bombing.
More than $ 2.5 million was raised during the three-hour show which also includes performances by superstars such as Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber te
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