Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena to pay tribute to 22 victims

By metro.co.uk

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.

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

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. (Picture: MEN)

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims



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. (Picture: MEN)

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

Children held banners to show their support for the Manchester attack victims (Picture: MEN)

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.

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

More than 500 children families joined the peace walk to the Arena yesterday evening (Picture: MEN)

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

More than 100 others were injured and 10 still remain in critical condition. (Picture: MEN)

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

(Picture: MEN)

 

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

Members of the mosque were also joined by non-Muslim community members from across north Manchester.

Moin Azmi, the mosque’s spokesman, said young Muslims had been the most affected by the Monday’s tragic events.

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

(Picture: MEN)

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

(Picture: Rex)

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.’

 

Hundreds of Muslim children march to Manchester Arena in touching tribute to 22 victims

Many of the attack victims – Ariana’s fans – were children and teenagers (Picture: Getty Images)

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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This is great, I wish they can send out the radicals from their midst

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It is good, we should all condemned this act of terror…

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