Response to terror attack at Manchester Arena

Vigils in Manchester, Leeds and Bradford tonight at 6pm.

Greater Manchester Citizens, part of community organising charity Citizens UK, are saddened and horrified by the terror attack in our city, at the Manchester Arena yesterday.  Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, and our emergency services who are at the forefront of dealing with this tragic incident.

Khalid Anis, Islamic Society of Britain in Manchester, and member of Manchester Citizens, said:

“Today, we wake up to the sad news of a terror attack at the heart of our city that has killed many innocent individuals, tragically some are our very young who were at the concert with friends and families. Manchester communities are strong and resilient and will no doubt deal with this latest tragedy in the usual Mancunian way; working together and not allowing anyone to hijack this tragic event for their own agenda. We ask all communities to be extra vigilant over the coming weeks and support our police service with any information that they may have to prevent any further incidents.” 

Sir Peter Fahy, Chair of the Greater Manchester Citizens Sponsor Committee said:

 “We are shocked at the tragic news of this terror attack at the heart of Manchester City Centre, the tragic loss of life and the sheer scale is difficult to comprehend. We ask for all to stay calm and support our emergency services in whatever way they can to help them in this hour. Communities will be coming together across Manchester to say clearly we will not let hatred divide us."

Greater Manchester Citizens is helping to co-ordinate communities to come together for a vigil at 6pm taking place at Albert Square outside Manchester Town Hall along with the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester Police. 

Vigils will also take place in Leeds and Bradford. At Leeds Minister tonight (Tuesday) the vigil begins at 6pm. It will be led by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, and the Rector of Leeds, Canon Sam Corley.

At the same time, 6pm, at Bradford Cathedral the Bishop of Bradford, Rt Revd Toby Howarth will lead a Prayer Vigil with other civic and religious leaders.  All other churches in the diocese are being asked, wherever possible, to be open for prayer. 


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  • commented 2017-06-04 07:19:47 +0100
    Yet 5 more of your imports were at work around London Bridge last night….mowing innocent people down by van and going on a rampage through a pub stabbing everyone they came across……killing innocents in the name of Allah….something you and your organization are responsible for…….and you want me to donate money to help them kill more British people here in Britanistan.
  • commented 2017-05-26 18:11:51 +0100
    This is Hypocracy at work……..CITIZENS UK and all its members are responsible for the Manchester killings, as they are responsible for the London Bombings, and Lea Rigby’s murder on the street in his own Country, all these crimes
    including the rapes of young British girls by groups of Muslims, all done by Immigrants that this organization have brought to Britanistan…….you are all murderers and traitors to this once proud and respected Country…..and all done to give your ego’s a boost.

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