1. Manchester attack: From Dubai to New York, world monuments lit up in English flag’s colours

Manchester attack: From Dubai to New York, world monuments lit up in English flag’s colours

A day after the terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester, that took the lives of 22 people, many countries across the world issued statements condemning the suicide bombing and offered their condolences to the United Kingdom.

By: | Published: May 24, 2017 4:11 PM
new york yakees, burj khalifa, manchester, burj khalifa for manchester, wembley lights up in english colours, england flag burj khalifa, Eiffel tower manchester, manchester terror attack The world saw Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up with the English flag, while the New York Yankee stadium played “God Save the Queen” before the city hosted Kansas City Royals. (AP)

A day after the terror attack at a concert hall in Manchester, that took the lives of 22 people, many countries across the world issued statements condemning the suicide bombing and offered their condolences to the United Kingdom. And these gestures of condolences could be seen in some of the most prominent monuments across the world. The world saw Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up with the English flag, while the New York Yankee stadium played “God Save the Queen” before the city hosted Kansas City Royals. Also, the city of Paris shut down the lights of the Eifel Tower to offer condolences to the families who lost people in the attack. Home to the England Football team, the Wembley Stadium also lit up in the colours of the Union Jack and posted a picture of the same on Twitter with #ForManchester #WeStandTogether. Amsterdam’s Central Station also showed the colours of the English flag to show support to the victims of the blast.

Kingsbury Mandir (Twitter)

New York Yankee stadium (AP)

Wembley stadium (Twitter)

Geneva: Jet D’Eau (Reuters)

Meanwhile, the British police on Wednesday named the suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured numerous others as a 22- year old Salman Abedi. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said that he could confirm the man who carried out the suicide bombing to be 22-year old Salam Abedi. Although, he refused to make any further comments or provide further information about Abedi or the ongoing investigation, he said that their priority was to establish if he was working alone or as part of a wider network. Hopkins said that the Manchester Police was working with the police terrorism network and other security partners in the case. Earlier the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had taken responsibility for carrying out the attack.

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