Manchester Attack

Hannah Taylor, Staff Writer

In Manchester, United Kingdom, artist Ariana Grande had just finished performing one of the three many concerts when a bomb attack occurred after the concert on Monday, May 24, 2017.

Around 400 police were deployed overnight following the attack. On Tuesday, large groups of armed police were seen in several parts of the city.

After the concert was over, there appeared to be a loud explosion outside the Manchester Arena, where it has occurred to be a “terrorist attack,” causing some of the witnesses to rush out the arena quickly, screaming and crying.

According to New York Times, the attack was called out for the worst terrorist attack in Britain since 2005, leaving 22 people dead and 119 injured. Some witnesses are still missing or are located in the local hospital in critical condition.

US President Donald Trump slammed the attack, saying that terrorists were “losers.”

“So many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers because that’s what they are,” he said. “This wicked ideology must be obliterated,”according to CNN News.

The man of the crime has been identified as Salman Abedi, a 22 year-old Briton man whose family has emigrated from Libya. Abedi had acted alone in this incident and wanted it to be a “larger plot” leaving the death of teenagers and families heartbroken. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the man and his actions.

Victims have been identified, one 8 year-old girl being the youngest of all 22 victims. 17 victims were reported to be women and young girls.

At least 12 victims aged 16 or under were being treated at a children’s hospital for serious injuries, some of them fighting for their lives.

The victims who were identified are Georgina Callender, Saffie-Rose Roussos, John Atkinson, Kelly Brewster, Megan Hurley, Olivia Campbell, Angelika and Marcin Klis, Nell Jones, Jane Tweddle, Michelle Kiss, Sorrell Leczkowski, Chloe Rutherford,  Liam Curry, Elaine McIver, Eilidh Macleod, Wendy Fawell, Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron.

According to CNN News, people in Manchester in St. Ann’s Square on Thursday, May 25, having a moment of silence remembering those who passed from the bombing.

Ariana tweeted later the night of the attacking saying she was “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

Celebrities were sending out their condolences to Ariana, her team, and everyone that was hurt by the bombing or affected by it.

Ariana has suspended her Europe tour and has offered to pay for the victims’ funerals, sending her love and condolences to their families, according to Fox News.

Night of the Manchester Attack after the concert