Tributes from across the globe have been made today to remember the 22 people killed and hundreds injured in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing when Ariana Grande was performing.
Manchester Arena tweeted a poignant picture with 22 bees, which are a symbol of the city, to remember the victims and the words #wearemanchester underneath.
Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a home-made device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert as people were leaving the venue.
Other people marked the anniversary on Twitter with #OneLoveManchester #WeStandTogether and #ManchesterRemembers all trending.
Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “Remember the 22 innocent lives lost in the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May 2017. Our thoughts will always be with their families and all those injured or affected.”
Manchester Evening News tweeted: “To pretend the city’s wounds will ever fully heal would be to misunderstand grief. The memory of those who died is becoming woven into Manchester’s fabric, into its consciousness and its physical landscape.”
Singer Ariana Grande published a bee on her Instagram story in tribute to the fateful night when she was performing.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Today marks two years since a sickening act of cowardice took the lives of 22 people, including many young people, as they enjoyed a night out in one of our most vibrant cities.”
Social media user Mandie wrote on Twitter: “Thinking of the survivors too, a night that changed my son’s life forever.”
Manchester Cathedral will also be open today for people to “spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer”.
The families and friends of the victims will attend an “intimate church service” today to remember their loves ones.
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Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester will never forget the terrible events of 22 May 2017 nor the remarkable display of unity and love which followed.
“Those who were killed and their loved ones, as well as all those left physically or mentally injured, have a place in our hearts not just on the 22 May but every day.
“The anniversary has a particular resonance but especially for the families who lost loved ones. As always, their views are paramount in our considerations.”