Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit Concert Will Now Also Honor London Terrorist Attack Victims0 Comments

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Posted on 04 Jun 2017 at 9:06am

On Saturday night, a terrorist attack in London—in which three masked men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing spree—killed seven people and injured 48. It’s the third terrorist incident in two and a half months for England: Most recently, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester on May 22. The pop singer had planned on giving a benefit concert to honor the Manchester victims on Sunday, and now she’s opening it up to honor the victims in London as well.

Grande‘s manager, Scooter Braun, posted a statement on Twitter Sunday morning to renew the star’s commitment to the concert:

“After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured and affected. We plant to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear. Today’s One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose.”

“We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly,” Braun’s statement continues. “I am pleased to say we have the full support of Greater Manchester police and the government and are assured the safety of all those attending is the highest priority. All artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show. We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making a statement that hatred and hatred and fear will never win. Today we stand together. Thank you.”

The Greater Manchester Police have promised to add extra security to the concert. “There will be additional security checks taking place and everyone will be searched, including bags,” assistant chief constable Garry Shewan wrote in a statement, adding that the threat level throughout the country remains at “severe.” According to authorities, both the March 22 terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge and the May bombing at Grande’s concert were perpetrated by native U.K. residents. Saturday night’s attack is still under investigation.

Grande originally organized Sunday’s concert to raise funds for the victims of the attack at her previous show, which left 116 people injured. She will be joined onstage by Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. If you’d like to stream the concert from home, you can—here’s how.

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