York to host two candlelit vigils for Manchester tonight

A moment to remember… Photograph: mwitt1337
23 May 2017 @ 4.07 pm
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York people have a chance to show their solidarity with Manchester at two candlelit vigils tonight (Tuesday).

The first takes place in St Helen’s Square at 6pm.

Organiser James Lythgoe said: “We will meet in St Helen’s Square at 6pm in solidarity with the vigil in Manchester at the same time.

“All are welcome to come to stand together and pay their respects and light candles for the families and communities that have been affected.”

The new mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham is hosting a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, from 6pm-7pm.

‘We stand together’

A police officer moves a floral tribute close to the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA

Then at 7pm, there is a vigil in front of the York St John University students’ union on Lord Mayor’s Walk.

This will “remember the lives of 22 people who should’ve been having the happiest time of their lives,” said organiser Laurie Illingworth, who added:

The young people of York stand together in solidarity with the young people of Manchester this evening.

It is important to talk and it is important to remember.