Watch: Crowds in Manchester sing Don't Look Back In Anger after nation holds one minute silence to remember victims

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

This is the emotional moment crowds in Manchester broke out into song after they held a moving tribute to the victims of Monday’s terror attack.

With increasing volume, people began singing Oasis hit Don’t Look Back In Anger in an act of defiance against terror.

It followed a one minute silence observed by the nation in an emotional tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.


Schools, hospitals and airports fell silent at 11am as thousands of people across the country bowed their heads for a minute of sombre contemplation.

Crowds gathered at well-known sites in the UK, including London’s Parliament and Trafalgar Squares, and Manchester‘s Albert Square.

Crowds gathered to pay their respects to the victims of the attack (PA)
The silence proved to be an emotional moment for many (PA)

The square in Manchester has become a focal point over the last couple of days, with people laying flowers in the centre and coming together for vigils.

A spontaneous round of applause on Albert Square broke out following the silence.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Greater Manchester Police headquarters for the minute of silence, with crowds pouring out of nearby buildings to join the officers.

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Other police forces across the country joined in the act of remembrance, with a show of solidarity also taking place at Scotland Yard.

Court proceedings were paused at London’s Southwark Crown Court.

Judges, jurors, lawyers and defendants in the dock all stood in silence as a mark respect.

People in Parliament Square stopped to observe the one minute silence (PA)
Staff at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital stood outside for the tribute (PA)

The silence came as investigations into the network behind the attack continued.

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he set off a nail bomb after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Police have so far arrested eight people in connection with the incident, with fears that Abedi was part of a wider terrorist cell.

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