Edinburgh stands in solidarity with Manchester

Lord Provost Frank Ross expresses his condolences on behalf of the people of Edinburgh following Monday night's attack.

Edinburgh's Lord Provost, Frank Ross, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and loved ones of this horrific attack. It is particularly upsetting to learn that children are among the dead. Our hearts break for their families.

"In the wake of such terror, we have seen Manchester defy fear and hate and respond with courage and love. It has been truly moving to see citizens and the emergency services show such support for each other.

“The people of Edinburgh stand by their side. The flags flying above our City Chambers have been lowered to half-mast and we will observe a minute's silence at our council meeting on Thursday as a mark of respect and solidarity.

"I will today be writing to Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, to express my condolences on behalf of the people of Edinburgh."
 

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