Eight days ago we lost 22 of our own.
I watched all this unfold from Colombia and it felt strange, watching the people of my city rise so fast from such a hard hit warmed my heart as much as the attack had broken it, not being able to be there to stand in solidarity in the face of adversity I feel helpless, as I’m sure every single Mancunian not at home does.
I found solace in the fact that being a Mancunian is a lot more than just a postcode on an envelope, we look after our own around here. And it is just that spirit that allows each and every one of us, black or white, rich or poor, to do our bit.
Eight days ago we lost 22 of our own, but we will carry each and every one of them in our hearts forever, 22 people…
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