- Title: Manchester's disbelief at US leaks as fear of imminent attacks grows
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: CLOSE OF NEWSPAPER HEADLINE READING (English): "NO MESSING" WITH PHOTO OF SOLDIERS IN STREETS NEWSPAPERS ON STAND
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 10:33
- Keywords: U.S. media St Anneâ€™s Square Manchester attack victims Floral tributes
- Location: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0026IC6H53
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: People in Manchester laid flowers on Thursday (May 25) in tribute to the victims of the bomb attack with St. Anne's Square in the city centre becoming a focal point for the tributes.
Flowers, teddies and balloons were left at monuments in the city centre as people wept reading the messages of sympathy for the victims.
Armed police were highly visible on the streets of Manchester on Thursday after the government had triggered Operation Temperer, a security measure allowing military personnel to be deployed at key sites.
A coffee shop near the cordoned off area surrounding the Manchester Arena was offering free drinks to all emergency services.
There was disbelief and some anger at leaks in the United States of details about a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a packed pop concert.
"It does make me feel angry. I don't understand it really, I just don't see why they would do that," said Natasha Sykes after laying down flowers.
U.S. broadcasters, drawing on U.S. sources, named the suspected killer as Salman Abedi hours before Manchester police revealed his identity. Non-U.S. media followed, again citing U.S. sources.
British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks to the U.S. media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large.
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