Manchester Crowd Sings ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ After Moment of Silence for Victims (Video)

“We can’t be looking backward to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future,” says woman who started Oasis sing-along

Last Updated: May 25, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

Thousands joined in an impromptu sing-along of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger” in Manchester on Thursday morning, following a one minute moment of silence for the 22 people killed and dozens injured in Monday’s terrorist attack following an Ariana Grande concert.

“We can’t be looking backward to what happened, we have to look forwards to the future,” said Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow, the woman who started the sing-along, according to The Guardian. “We’re all going to join together, we’re all going to get on with it because that’s what Manchester does.”

The vigil was hosted in Alberts Square, less than one mile away from Manchester Arena, where 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a nail bomb following the concert. It marks the worst terrorist attack in the U.K. since the London bombings on July 7, 2005, that claimed 52 lives.

Manchester is world-renowned for its music; famous rock bands like Oasis, The Smiths, and New Order all hail from the city. The greater Manchester area is the second-largest population in England, with more than 2.5 million residents.

Check out the video below to view the moving rendition.

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