‘Appalling, Sickening Cowardice’: British PM Theresa May Delivers Statement on Manchester Bombing
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 23, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement today, where she declared that terrorism will never win despite the horrific explosion that took place in Manchester last night.
The incident – which is being treated as a terror attack – took place at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, and it left at least 22 people dead with scores more injured. As May clarified the details of the incident, she noted that the attack was especially despicable since it was apparently designed to target the younger people who make up Grande’s fanbase.
All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenseless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives…We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage.
May went on to say that British authorities would continue to fight terror and work to bring those responsible to justice. May also spoke about how she suspended her General Election campaign in order to deal with the tragedy, and she applauded emergency services and the people of Manchester for their kindness and their actions to help the victims.
We offer our full support to the authorities, the emergency and the security services as they go about their work and we all, every single one of us, stand with the people of Manchester at this terrible time. And today let us remember those who died and let us celebrate those who helped, safe in the knowledge that the terrorists will never win and our values, our country and our way of life will always prevail.
President Trump reacted to the attack during his diplomatic tour, decrying the perpetrator[s] as “evil losers.”
Watch above, via Sky News.
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