Tributes Paid From Around The World Following Manchester Terror Attack
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Tributes have been paid from around the world to the victims of last night's terror attack in Manchester, in which 22 people were killed and over 50 injured.
World monuments have been illuminated with the Union Jack in a display of unity with the people of the city that, among other things, brought the world the music of Joy Division, the political activism of Emmeline Pankhurst and the invention of the computer.
In the United Arab Emirates most populous city of Dubai the Burj Khalifa was lit up.
Dubai stands in solidarity with the UK tonight. Brilliant from the Burj Khalifa. What a powerful message. :heart: pic.twitter.com/YZB0lweyAl- الكباش دبي DubaiRams (@DCFCdubai) May 23, 2017
In the German capital of Berlin, the Brandenburg gate served as a symbol of solidarity.
"Horrific news from Manchester! Our thoughts are with our British friends. United we stand," German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a tweet.
The brandenburg gate now pic.twitter.com/UQfflx8mqq- Nikiii :ghost: (@Nikiiide) May 23, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her "sorrow and horror" over the bomb attack in Manchester, vowing that Germany will stand by Britain in the fight against terror.
"This suspected terrorist attack will only strengthen our resolve to work with our British friends against those who plan and execute such inhuman acts. I assure the people in Britain: Germany stands by your side," she said in a statement.
In the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, the Municipality was adorned with the Union flag.
#TelAviv Municipality in solidarity with #ManchesterArena attack is illuminated this evening with the #UnionJack pic.twitter.com/Y6oVyRvogm- Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) May 23, 2017
And Paris, which has suffered a number of horrific terror attack in the past few years - including at the Bataclan where 90 people were killed in a terror attack in 2015 - the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned out from midnight in memory of the victims.
"By targeting Manchester the terrorists wanted to strike our common values: our unbending attachment to democracy, freedom, humanism and living together. Faced with this blind and persistent threat, cities must have a united front," announced Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.
It's moving to see so many people uniting around what was truly a horrendous event.
Manchester refused to break after last night's attack. Off-duty medics showed up to help out, taxi drivers worked for free and hundreds of residents offered up beds, sofas and cups of tea for those affected. LADbible want to tell the stories of these unsung heroes. If you, or anyone you know, offered support last night we want to talk to you - email [email protected]