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US News British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack

15:47  23 may  2017
15:47  23 may  2017 Source:   dw.de

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After an explosion at a concert killed 22 people in Manchester , campaigning has been suspended for Britain's upcoming election . Global politicians have joined their British counterparts in condemning the attack .

Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had suspended campaigning after Monday's bombing. MANCHESTER : Britain’s politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together at tribute to Manchester attack victims.

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After an explosion at a concert killed 22 people in Manchester, campaigning has been suspended for Britain's upcoming election. Global politicians have joined their British counterparts in condemning the attack.

Early on Tuesday morning, about four hours after the explosion that shook Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert, British Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement condemning the "terrorist attack."

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"We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected."

Earlier, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reacted to the "terrible incident" on Twitter, saying his "thoughts are with all those affected." He later posted a longer statement.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned the attack on a concert in Manchester , calling it an act of "sickening cowardice." Political leaders in Britain have agreed to suspend campaigning for upcoming elections .

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The two leaders spoke on Tuesday and had agreed to suspend their election campaigns "until further notice” following the attacks. National elections are scheduled in Britain for June 8.

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"This is a shocking and horrific attack targeting children and young people who were simply enjoying a concert," said Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron. "My deepest sympathies are with the victims, and with families who have lost loved ones, as well as those desperately waiting for news."

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham gave his condolences to victims. "My heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our brave emergency services. A terrible night for our great city."

International support

Ariana Grande's current tour is scheduled to take her around the world, where several thousand of her fans – many of them teenagers and younger – are expected to fill concert venues. Statements from leaders around the world joined the chorus of condemnation after the attack.

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British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack . After an explosion at a concert killed 19 people in Manchester , campaigning has been suspended for Britain's upcoming election .

Ukip is the first major British political party to declare that it will resume its general election campaign on Thursday 25 May after pausing in the wake of the Manchester terror attack . Politicians stopped their activities out of respect for the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing.

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was a "brutal attack on young people everywhere” in remarks to parliament.

"This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers,” he said.

Grande has five dates scheduled in Australia in September.

Japan's chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said "if this is a terrorist attack, such abhorrent acts of terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan firmly condemns such an act of terrorism.”

"I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the deceased and my prayers to a swift recovery for the wounded. Japan stands in solidarity with the people of the UK."

Two Ariana Grande concerts are scheduled for Tokyo in August.

Tweets from German politicians also expressed support for the victims.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, in German, "Appalling news from Manchester! Our thoughts are now with our British friends" beofre adding "united we stand" in English.

Government spokesman Steffan Seibert tweeted in German and in English to lend "thoughts and prayers" to those affected.

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