Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Police officer dances with kids at Manchester charity concert


On Sunday, two weeks after her Dangerous Woman tour was brought to a tragic halt by a terror attack at its Manchester, England tour stop, Ariana Grande made her triumphant return to the stage.

Singer-songwriter John Legend Tweeted a thank you to Grande who set up the benefit concert.

Piers Morgan wrote an open letter apologizing to the singer for criticizing her for flying home to the United States after the attack on May 22.

That brings the total raised by the British Red Cross' "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" to almost $13 million.

Superstar artists Pharrell, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Katy Perry and more graced the stage and performed in front of 55,000 people in attendance.

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That fact provided a line of attack for Corbyn, who called on May to resign even as he said the best remedy was to vote her out. Under the British government's counterterrorism program, residents are encouraged to alert police to suspicious activity.

The concert, which raised over $3 million, was held to raise money for the families of the 22 victims who died and almost 50 who were injured during the May 23 terror attack.

Staff at the Manchester Ink tattoo parlour told WENN that members of the singers' team had been tattooed backstage with the bee symbol, but could not confirm whether the singer had been inked herself. Moreover, on its broadcast via BBC, it was estimated that more than 14.6 million people reviewed the benefit concert.

Justin Bieber, who shares a manager with Grande, prefaced his acoustic performance of "Cold Water" by asking the crowd to chant "Love". Despite the Saturday attack in London, some 50,000 fans poured in for One Love Manchester, defying the enemy and joining in tears and joy. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", wrote the singer. One was Grande's highly talked-about performance of her song "My Everything" with the local Parrs Wood High School choir. There was also an unexpected interlude from Stevie Wonder, who appeared briefly to perform "Love's in Need of Love Today".

"I encourage you to choose love even when it's hard".

"I just want to take this moment to honour the people that were lost, that were taken".

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