Manchester Arena To Remain Closed On Anniversary of Attack
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Manchester Arena To Remain Closed On Anniversary of Attack

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MANCHESTER, UK (CelebrityAccess) – MusicWeek has reported that Manchester Arena will remain closed on May 22nd out of respect for the victims and families of last year’s terror attack.

The tragedy, which took the lives of 22 people and injured 100 others, took place outside the SMG-Europe managed and operated venue after an Ariana Grande concert on the evening of May 22, 2017.

A statement issued on behalf of the arena said: “Out of respect for the victims and their families, Manchester Arena will remain closed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

“Manchester Arena fully supports Manchester City Council in their programme of remembrance events and, in this spirit, we ask those wanting to pay their respects to come together at these events.

“Events on the day include a Civic Memorial Service at Manchester Cathedral, the Manchester Together event at Albert Square and There Is A Light series of projections onto St Ann’s Church.

Prior to the one-year anniversary, there will be a Trees of Hope Trail through the city as well as a one-minute silence during the Great Manchester Run [Sunday, May 20].”

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