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A Crowd Singing Oasis Is the Perfect Tribute to Manchester Bombing Victims

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Music Editor
Updated: 26 May 2017
A huge crowd of Mancunians brought traffic to a standstill as they paid tribute to the 22 victims of the tragic Manchester Arena bombing – by singing an Oasis song.

Thousands gathered at St Ann’s Square in the city for the memorial event this morning to observe a minute’s silence at 11am.

After that ended, a woman in the crowd started singing ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ by Oasis, who are from Manchester.

Soon everyone else joined in for the impromptu singalong that was truly special.

Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, the woman who started it all off, told The Guardian: ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger – that’s what this is about. We can’t be looking backward to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future.

‘We’re all going to join together, we’re all going to get on with it because that’s what Manchester does.’

The event was to pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening.

The Guardian’s reporter Josh Halliday, who filmed the singalong, said it gave him ‘goosebumps’ and we couldn’t agree more.

Just beautiful.