Ariana Grande Moving Forward With Manchester Concert Following London Attacks
The UK has been rocked with another terrorist attack, this time in London late Saturday (June 3). CNN reports that seven people died and 48 were injured when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before leaving the vehicle and embarked on a stabbing spree at nearby restaurants and stores.
Police confronted the three attackers and fired 50 shots at them because they were wearing what appeared to be suicide belts. The suicide belts were later discovered to be fake, suggesting that the attackers deliberately used the belts to ensure they would be killed. British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to clampdown on Islamic terrorism in the wake of the third suicide attack in the UK this year.
Unfortunately, this recent attack happened on the eve of Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert, which will happen today (June 4). The singer's show will benefit those who were affected by the Manchester Bombing, which occurred outside of the venue where Grande was performing her concert last month.
Despite the London Attacks, Grande's manager, Scooter Braun, said the singer's concert will go on as scheduled but with heighten security to ensure the safety of concertgoers. He tweeted:
Pop superstars Usher, Katy Perry, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and others are set to perform with Ariana at the Manchester concert, which is being live streamed on YouTube today at 2PM ET. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.