London attacks imbue One Love Manchester benefit with a defiant sense of purpose


Saturday’s horrific terror attacks in London — the U.K.’s second in two weeks — won’t derail the planned One Love Manchester benefit concert set up after the first attack two weeks ago. Quite the contrary, in fact.

A statement released in the hours after the incident reaffirmed plans to go on with the show. One Love was originally conceived as a response to the May 22 bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, but now it will also stand as a broader act of protest and defiance against those who would harm innocents.

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The statement, released on Instagram by Grande’s manager, Scooter Braun, can be read in full below: Read more…

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