Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande‘s manager, declared that Manchester One Love charity concert, scheduled Sunday, is still ongoing.
Manchester One Love follows the terror deadly attacks in Manchester on Saturday evening; an attack that killed seven people and injured 48 after three men rode into crowds with their cars and attacked them with knives.
‘We must not be afraid’
“After the events last night in London, and those in Manchester just two weeks ago, we feel a sense of responsibility to honor those lost, injured and affected,” Braun stated on Tuesday. “We plant to honor them with courage, bravery, and defiance in the face of fear. Today’s One Love Manchester benefit concert will not only continue, but will do so with greater purpose.
“We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly,” he added. “I am pleased to say we have the full support of Greater Manchester police and the government and are assured the safety of all those attending is the highest priority.
“All artists involved have been unwavering in their support this morning and are determined to carry on with the show,” he continued. “We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making a statement that hatred and hatred and fear will never win. Today we stand together. Thank you.”
Garry Shewan, Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, stated they were increasing security measures in the light of the London attacks. The threat level is still severe.
“We have dedicated resources at both events, with a significant number of officers from both GMP and colleagues from other forces, some of which will be armed,” Shewan said. “There will be additional security checks taking place and everyone will be searched, including bags. We would ask people not to bring bags if they can, as this will help speed up entry.”
The Manchester One Love concert was planned to raise funds for the Manchester terror bombing victims which caused the death of 22 dead and injured 116 people.