Hundreds of Muslim children and their families marched to Manchester Arena last night to pay tribute to those killed in Monday’s attack.
Twenty-two people lost their lives, some children, when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the foyer of Manchester arena after an Ariana Grande concert.
More than 100 others were injured and 10 still remain in critical condition.
Carrying flowers and balloons, the Muslim community came out in full force yesterday evening to hold a vigil for those caught up in the attack.
Around 500 adults and children from across the city’s Muslim community in north Manchester took part in the peace walk from the Woodlands Road mosque to the Manchester Arena.
North Manchester Jamia Mosque in Cheetham Hill organised the walk to show their disgust at the actions of bomber Salman Abedi and to show their solidarity with victims.
More than 500 children families joined the peace walk to the Arena yesterday evening (Picture: MEN)
More than 100 others were injured and 10 still remain in critical condition. (Picture: MEN)
He said: ‘It was really good to see people driving past supporting us. That’s the image we want to show – that we are a part of society campaigning against the terrorist.
‘The children were more upset this time because other children had been killed. Children were killed when they should have been having fun.
‘They wanted to show solidarity and be part of society.’
Dozens of non-Muslims joined the walk, taking part proudly with banners showing their love for Manchester.
The march, which included men, women and children, took around 40 minutes and then a vigil was held outside the arena.
Flowers and messages were left for the 22 killed in the attack and those injured.
Mr Azmi said: ‘It’s such an important age for them. We want them to know they are on the right side of what’s been going on.’
Imam Arshad Misbahi added: ‘This peace walk shows our feelings towards the atrocity.
‘It was against the teachings of Islam. We organised the walk for our students.
‘They have been asking questions at school and we feel as a Mosque we have to unite and show our sympathy for the lives that have been lost.’
(Previously published at metro.co.uk)
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