Hundreds of people gathered in Williamson Square yesterday evening in support of the victims, families and friends of the Manchester bombing by radicalised Salman Abedi.
The vigil was organised by Ellie Longman who after hearing the news decided to hold the vigil. She said: “I set this up so people could show their grief for the people who died in Manchester last night and to show solidarity with the city.”
“We’re very close Northern cities and I just thought having a vigil at 6pm – the same time as the one in Manchester was right.”
“For me it was a chance for communities to come together and say no, this will not divide us.”
A minutes silence was observed as part of the vigil, with many people looking visibly upset.
Politicians from across Merseyside were also at the vigil including Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham, whose daughters were at last night’s concert.
He said: “I’m here to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Manchester tonight, but I’m also here with my wife and two children who were at the concert.”
Young and old and from all walk of life came to the vigil, with some writing messages on the floor and some lighting candles.
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