Manchester Arena Explosion



  • Estimated 20 dead so far



  • Fatalities reported after an explosion at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Details to come.....



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  • @antipodean explosions apparently. It's real



  • BBC live feed: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-manchester-40007967

    Summary
    Greater Manchester Police say there have been number of fatalities
    People are urged to stay away from the area around Manchester Arena
    Rail lines blocked at nearby Manchester Victoria station
    Ariana Grande concert was evacuated
    A spokesman for the singer confirms she is unharmed





  • It's horrific, involves heaps of kids and teens, and some fuckfaces on Twitter are making jokes about Ariana Grande's music. Jesus.



  • @Mokey said in Manchester Arena Explosions:

    It's horrific, involves heaps of kids and teens, and some fuckfaces on Twitter are making jokes about Ariana Grande's music. Jesus.

    Twitters a sewer ,nothing surprises me about the crap people post on there anymore.



  • guess terrorist barely need to do much to create chaos and carnage, IF it was in fact a bomb planted in the foyer allegedly...even if it was some legit event that created the bang/explosion, the fear of terrorism has sparked panic.



  • Without ranking crimes, attacking kids who simply want to listen to music is incredibly shit. If it's a terrorist attack, you'd have to ask what the purpose is other than to simply terrify the populace - there's no clear end state with this sort of target.



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  • Explosion. Fatalities. Did somebody die from an explosive, or was death from the stampede?



  • God awful



  • Was it somebody letting off fireworks? (Fuck, I hate that, but that shit has happened for 50 years at shows Police Madness Stones lots of shows. Fire-crackers are technically "explosives" I guess and can create panic and you've got a pint-sized Who show in Cincinnati on your hands but I'm not listening to the BBC I'm drunk



  • Statement from police:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/may/22/manchester-arena-ariana-grande-concert-explosion-england?page=with:block-59237f58e4b0a9ae593364de#block-59237f58e4b0a9ae593364de

    Just before 10.35pm on Monday 22 May 2017, police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena.

    So far 19 people have been confirmed dead, with around 50 others injured.

    This is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise.



  • Just when you think it couldn't get any worse it sounds like it was a nail bomb with shrapnel injuries reported.
    I feel sick to my stomach. If it is terrorism then they are specifically targeting underaged girls. Utterly sickening.



  • May 23, 2017 12:52 PM
    Stuff Editors
    BREAKING: Reuters UK is reporting a suicide bomber is suspected in Manchester Arena explosion



  • I stupidly looked at twitter.

    The apologists are out in force at really reports of it being terrorism (and by common sense definition 'islamic terrorism'). 'It was just a balloon that popped next to a speaker, you racist!' 'It was just a speaker overheating, you islamaphobe!'

    'Lone wolf mental illness' I guess is the next step for these folk followed by 'Religion of peace' etc etc.

    I think that is just about enough internet for me today



  • @Rembrandt said in Manchester Arena Explosions:

    I stupidly looked at twitter.

    The apologists are out in force at really reports of it being terrorism (and by common sense definition 'islamic terrorism'). 'It was just a balloon that popped next to a speaker, you racist!' 'It was just a speaker overheating, you islamaphobe!'

    'Lone wolf mental illness' I guess is the next step for these folk followed by 'Religion of peace' etc etc.

    I think that is just about enough internet for me today

    How long before someone mentions christianity?

    STWS"YJD"



  • @antipodean said in Manchester Arena Explosions:

    Without ranking crimes, attacking kids who simply want to listen to music is incredibly shit. If it's a terrorist attack, you'd have to ask what the purpose is other than to simply terrify the populace - there's no clear end state with this sort of target.

    terrorism
    noun
    the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

    That should answer your question. And given the increased regularity of this and the unwillingness of people to criticise Islam it's working.

    Where Christianity is dwindling away into irrelevance under the constant criticism of anyone with half a brain, Islam is gaining traction because nobody is allowed to call it out, because racism. We allow this toxic ideology to spread without any meaningful critique, we see Mosques funded by Saudi Arabia going up all over the place, we turn a blind eye to the hateful shit that gets preached in these places, and then when someone commits an act of terror we turn around and say "gee I wonder how this person got radicalised". It's beyond stupid.

    Anyone trying to defend Islam after shit like this is a disgusting human being. You would rather stand up for a toxic ideology because you're worried someone's feelings might get hurt, then stand up for the hundreds of thousands of men, woman and children being brutally raped, tortured and murdered in its name - go and read the link @jegga put up for a first hand account of someone in Mosul. That should be all the convincing you need.

    We have morons ranting about nazism and white supremacy on the one hand, but then openly supporting an ideology that explicitly instructs its followers to defeat all non-believers. No amount of face-palm meme's can cover the sheer stupidity of that.

    Yeah, I'm pretty pissed off.