Around the world, people expressed their condolences for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.
The bombing Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killed 22 people and 59 other people were wounded, including some who suffered life-threatening injuries, officials said.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack but provided no evidence and neither U.S. nor British officials have corroborated that.
Thousands of people gathered in the city’s center on Tuesday evening to show the victims of the arena terror attack that wherever they are from, “they are Manchester too”.
People in the crowd held up signs with “I Love MCR,” an abbreviation for Manchester.
Albert Square, usually packed by Mancunians celebrating Premier League victories or national holidays, was filled with supporters of the city who came to show their defiance against the terror sown at a Ariana Grande concert less than 24 hours earlier.
They came to prove, as the city’s bishop put it, that “love is always stronger than hate”.
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.
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) May 23, 2017
At New York’s Yankee Stadium, “God Save the Queen” was played along with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the New York Yankees played the Kansas City Royals.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 23, 2017
On Wednesday, there will be a minute of silence before Manchester United plays Ajax in soccer’s Europa League final.