US News British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack

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

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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 .

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 .

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May: Manchester Attack 'Appalling, Sickening Cowardice' (Bloomberg)

British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack

  British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack After an explosion at a concert killed 22 people in Manchester, campaigning has been suspended for Britain's upcoming election. 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.

After an explosion at a concert killed 19 people in Manchester , campaigning has been suspended for Britain's upcoming election . Global politicians have joined their British counterparts in condemning the attack .

Police have said they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack . - British politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester bomb. Hundreds of people were seen fleeing Manchester Arena following two large bangs.

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 politicians suspend election campaign after Manchester attack . - Manchester and the world show solidarity with concert attack victims. While many expressed their shock and sadness

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives will suspend campaigning for a national election on June 8 after at least 19 people died in Manchester in what police believe was a terrorist attack Tags / Keywords: Theresa May , Manchester , attacks , election , Ariana Grande.

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.

This video of a huge crowd in Manchester singing 'Don't Look Back in Anger' will give you goosebumps

  This video of a huge crowd in Manchester singing 'Don't Look Back in Anger' will give you goosebumps This video of a huge crowd in Manchester singing 'Don't Look Back in Anger' will give you goosebumpsThree days after the deadly attack, May's words still ring true as people from around the world pay tribute to the tragic deaths of 22 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in the Manchester Arena.

She called on the Mancunians to remain 'alert but not alarmed'. British political parties have suspended their general election campaigns in reaction to a suicide bomb attack in Manchester , north-west England, on Monday evening (22 May).

All political parties in the UK on Tuesday suspended campaigning for the June 8 general election following a suicide bomb attack at a pop concert in the city of Manchester that killed 22 people and injured 59 others, including children. British Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency

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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