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Manchester Attack Explained

By: Taylor Marsico, Staff Reporter

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The following article contains graphic details of a terrorist attack and the events that unfolded beforehand. The Overlook Journal has decided not to expose the first name of the attacker, believing that it will give him the attention he certainly does not deserve. 

 

On May 22, 2017 fans from all around came to the Manchester Arena in England to see pop singer Ariana Grande perform as a part of her “Dangerous Woman” Tour, in which about 21,000 attended. Following the concert 23 people were killed and 116 were injured by a suicide bombing in the stadium.

The bomber was identified as 22 year old S**** R***** Abedi.  Recent reports say Abedi originally attended the University of Salford but later dropped out to become a baker. Police believe he may have used his student loans to pay for bomb parts and to travel overseas to learn about bomb-making.  Abedi’s sister says that Abedi was seeking revenge for Syrian children killed by American airstrikes.

According to the Greater Manchester Police, the incident was the deadliest attack in the U.K. since the bombings in London, England on July 7, 2005.

Local homeowners and hotels offered transportation and shelter for those in need and for those separated after the attack. A few days after the incident, Operation Temperer was activated for the first time allowing soldiers to reinforce armed police in protecting the country.

Grande has put her “Dangerous Woman” tour on hold but plans to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the victims and their families on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Alongside her will be performances by Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Coldplay at the Old Trafford cricket ground which will be broadcast by BBC television.

 

The Overlook Journal sends our deepest condolences to the victims of this deadly attack. 

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