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Manchester residents offered homes, rides and blood after attack. Here’s how you can help.

  • In the wake of the attack — Britain’s deadliest since 2005 — volunteers have poured in to donate blood, the New York Times reported. 
  • Residents of the city have opened their homes to help victims of the bombing, and taxi drivers have offered free rides
  • Parents wounded in the attack have refused treatment to allow doctors to focus on saving children.
  • The Manchester Evening News has created a crowdfunding page to raise money for the victims of the attack. 
  • As of Tuesday afternoon, the page had received more than 475,000 of its 500,000-pound goal. Read more (5/23/17)
a summary of the manchester explosions as of 3am manchester time:

-there was a bombing around 2 or 3 hours ago during an ariana grande concert in the manchester arena
-there were 2 initial explosions
-explosions were confirmed in a foyer outside of the arena
-police were on the scene within minutes
-the MA holds 21k people, and it was sold out
-there was much panic and many people were lost
-the manchester holiday inn is holding 50+ lost children and adults
-COBRA meeting is scheduled around 9am manchester time
-19 confirmed fatalities and 50+ injured
-a controlled blast was set off in cathedral gardens on suspicious item
-people in hospitals being treated for shrapnel and crush injuries
-people report seeing nuts and bolts strewn across the floor
-ariana is confirmed to be unharmed
-there is a heavy police presence and ambulances are coming in and out of the scene
-the city is on a high terrorist watch
-US officials suspect a suicide bomber
-no one has claimed credit
-it is confirmed it is a terrorist attack, becuase not only did it target children, but also at the weakest time, when they were starting to leave through the foyer where the explosion occured.

numbers to call:

-police line to recieve updates on family and friends: 0161 856 9400 (or 836, i am not positive, i apologize)

-holiday inn numbers:

08715278744
07896711298

please stay safe everyone in manchester and surrounding areas! stay informed and help signal boost tweets and posts of lost children who have people looking for them. PLEASE ONLY CALL AMBULANCES IN MANCHESTER IF IT IS A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. THEY ARE EXTREMELY BUSY.

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Manchester community using #RoomForManchester to offer help after arena explosion

  • Following a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena Monday evening, the community is rallying together to offer support to those affected by what is believed to be a terror attack.
  • Using the hashtag #RoomForManchester, people are offering shelter, transportation and food to victims of the explosion. Read more (5/22/17 9:25 PM)
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Latest updates: At least 22 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert

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“Fuck you terrorist” spray painted on Iranian refugee’s home. Now he plans to leave the US

  • Hasel Afshar, 33, isn’t Muslim. He’s Baha'i, but that didn’t matter to the people that vandalized his home this week.
  • After taking a three-day vacation, Afshar — an Iranian refugee — returned to his home in Troutdale, Oregon, to find it vandalized with racist epithets and bullets in the shape of a cross. “Terrorist,” “Muslim” and “Get out of America” were spray painted in red all over the walls in his home.  A threatening letter also accompanied the graffiti.
  • “If I see you here next month, I will shoot you and burn your house,” the note read, according to Outlook, a local newspaper in Oregon.
  • In 2010, Afshar fled religious persecution in Iran. But after living in the U.S. for about seven years, he’s once again enduring religious and racial persecution. Read more. (3/31/17, 12:01 PM)
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Live Updates: What We Know So Far About The Manchester Attack
Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack — carried out by a lone perpetrator — was an act of 'appalling and sickening cowardice' and deliberately targeted young children.
By BuzzFeed News
  • At least 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
  • Fifty-nine people were injured when a man detonated an improvised explosive device in the foyer of Manchester Arena at 10.30pm on Monday, just as Grande was finishing her set.
  • Three of the victims have been identified so far. The youngest was an eight-year-old girl.
  • ISIS has claimed one of its members carried out the attack.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as an act of “appalling, sickening, cowardice”. May said that authorities believe they have identified the man but would not be naming him publicly at this stage. Security services are working to establish whether he acted alone or as part of a wider group.
  • Greater Manchester Police said they arrested a 23-year-old man in the south of the city in connection with the attack on Tuesday.
  • An emergency number – 0800 096 0095 – is available for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area. Families looking for missing relatives are posting on social media.
  • Hoaxes and fake news related to the attack have been circulating on social media. However, people in Manchester have responded to Monday’s events with acts of kindness.
Statements that shouldn't be controversial but are because tumblr is fucked up:

“Pedophillia is bad”

“Skin color largely doesn’t determine how someone is as a person”

“Violence against people for political reasons is messed up”

“Terrorism, in any form, is never justified”

“Shoplifting is bad”

“Men and women deserve to be treated equally under the law”

“Abuse, no matter who the perpetrator is or who the victim is, is never justified”

“Racism is bad, no matter what race it’s against”

“You can be friends with someone of differing political views”

fellow londoners stay safe!!! there is an ongoing terrorist incident in westminster, which is in lockdown!!! thoughts with the police officer injured at houses of parliament and the members of the public involved in the car incident on westminster bridge. awful, awful news

UPDATE: police are working on the asumption that there was one attacker who drove the car into pedestrians at westminster bridge and then ran to the houses of parliament where he stabbed a police officer. he was shot, however the police officer sadly died from his injuries at the scene. two people were also killed at westminster bridge and dozens were injured, some severely. while there no longer appears to be an active threat, uk maintains the highest level of terror alert (as it has for months) and so please remain safe & vigilante if you are in the central london area tonight and in the coming days. please also spare a moment to think about the incredibly brave first respondents and emergency staff who put themselves at risk to protect the public. the police officer died protecting your elected representatives and the democratic institutions in this country. just let that sink in. massive shoutout also to NHS staff and those brave doctors and nurses from guy’s hospital who ran into danger at westminster bridge to help people. absolute heros the lot of them. so big up to everyone saving lives in london today. THANK YOU! 👏👏👏