5th December 2020

Manchester pays its respects: 6pm vigil to be held in Albert Square tonight

Manchester pays its respects: 6pm vigil to be held in Albert Square tonight

Tonight, Manchester will stand united in a message of solidarity, sympathy and support to all those affected by last night’s Arena attack.
The people of Manchester are invited to a vigil of peace, starting at 6pm in Albert Square, when faith, council and civic leaders will stand side by side – resolute in remembering all those whose lives have been changed forever by last night’s bomb.
In a show of Manchester’s community spirit, addresses will include the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker; members of Greater Manchester Police; poet Tony Walsh reading This is the Place followed by a minute’s silence.
Attendees will include:
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council,

Joanne Roney, Chief Executive Manchester City Council,​

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester,
Council leaders from Greater Manchester.

 

Roads around Albert Square will be closed from 5pm and are expected to re-open around 7pm.
A stage will be in place for speakers and a media platform will be in-situ on the monument in Albert Square.

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