Spain’s leaders react to Manchester terror attack which has left at least 22 dead

The attack happened during an Ariana Grande concert

LAST UPDATED: 23 May, 2017 @ 10:01
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Mariano Rajoy
Mariano Rajoy

MARIANO Rajoy has condemned the terrorist attack that rocked Manchester in the UK last night.

Some 22 were killed and more than 50 injured after an explosion in or around the foyer area of the Manchester Arena (MEN).

The attack happened during an Ariana Grande concert.

The Spanish PM said on Twitter: “I condemn the attack in Manchester. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased victims and I wish speedy recovery to the injured. MR”

Pablo Iglesias
Pablo Iglesias

Podemos leader Pablo Igelsias expressed solidarity with the victims.

He said: “Our solidarity with the victims of the bombing in Manchester. Counter-terrorism: The rule of law, democracy and human rights.”

Newly elected leader of the PSOE Pedro Sanchez said we need to remain united to fight such terror.

Pedro Sanchez
Pedro Sanchez

“Impacted by the attack in Manchester. My affection for the victims and their families. Unite to curb such fanaticism.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but ISIS affiliates were celebrating on Twitter and social media shortly afterwards.

The UK election campaign has been suspended today as UK prime minister Theresa May chairs an emergency Cobra meeting.

 

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  1. We all know the protocol by now –
    1. This has nothing to do with Islam.
    2. The guy was a mentally ill ‘lone wolf’.
    3. Those who object to points 1 and 2 are racist bigots.
    4. Change FB profile to flag of inflicted country.
    5. Light some candles, hold a vigil and go on a peace march.
    6. Wait for the next slaughter to happen.
    7. Repeat.

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