UNITED KINGDOM: The UK authorities emphasize the terrorist track …
The horror that hit in England. At least 22 people were killed and sixty injured on Monday night in Manchester, following an explosion that authorities consider a “terrorist” action, occurred at the end of a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. In Britain and abroad, reactions have multiplied from politicians and artists.
The reactions of the British and European leaders
“We are working to establish the details of what is being treated by police as a terrible terrorist attack,” said the British Prime Minister Theresa May, expressing her sympathy to the families.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) May 23, 2017
The leader of the Labour opposition Jeremy Corbyn spoke of a “terrible incident”, turning his thoughts to the victims and the “great emergency services”
Terrible incident in Manchester. My thoughts are with all those affected and our brilliant emergency services.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 22, 2017
“A terrible night for our city,” tweeted the mayor of Manchester:
My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our brave emergency services. A terrible night for our great city
— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) May 23, 2017
The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned a “barbaric attack”:
Heartbreaking news from Manchester. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones or been injured in this barbaric attack.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 23, 2017
The mayors of Paris and Nice, Anne Hidalgo and Christian Estrosi, whose cities were battered by terrorism have also expressed their solidarity in the night:
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) May 23, 2017
— Christian Estrosi (@cestrosi) May 23, 2017
The new French Minister of the Interior, Gérard Collomb, expressed his “thoughts” to the victims and their families:
Solidarité avec le peuple britannique.
Mes premières pensées vont aux victimes et familles endeuillées.#Manchester
— Gérard Collomb (@gerardcollomb) May 23, 2017
Reactions from artists and sportsmen
Manchester City Football Club expressed its “great sadness”, saying “all heart” with those affected
It’s with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city’s emergency services.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 23, 2017
The singer Nicki Minaj has said sorry for her “sister” Ariana and families affected by the tragedy. Many other singers showed their solidarity such as Harry Styles, Katy Perry, and Cher:
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I’m so sorry to hear this
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande‘s show
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 22, 2017
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND
— Cher (@cher) May 22, 2017