- Title: Manchester's disbelief at US leaks as fear of imminent attacks grows
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) FLORAL TRIBUTES AT MONUMENT IN ST. ANN'S SQUARE BRITISH FLAG AT HALF MAST FLOWERS AND BALLOONS WOMAN LOOKING AT FLOWERS SIGN READING (English): "MUSLIM HANDS: UNITED WE STAND" BALLOON WITH CROSS ON IT WOMAN WALKING BY FLOWERS VARIOUS OF "I LOVE MANCHESTER: WE STAND TOGETHER" SIGN NATASHA SYKES (LEFT) AND BAILEY HOARE (RIGHT) HOLDING FLOWERS WALKING TOWARDS ST. ANN'S SQUARE TEDDY BEAR SYKES AND HOARE LAYING DOWN FLOWERS SYKES AND HOARE LOOKING AT FLOWERS AND WALKING AWAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER RESIDENT, NATASHA SYKES, SAYING: "I feel proud that we have all come together as a community but it is just upsetting, you can't put into words how you feel and I don't know how the poor families are feeling, I can't even begin to comprehend that. But yeah, I don't know, you can't put it into words." BRITISH FLAGS / FLOWERS / BALLOONS CONDOLENCE MESSAGE READING (English): " ... OF CONDOLENCES IN RESPECT FOR THE TERRIBLE ATROCITY AT THE MANCHESTER ARENA" CANDLE / CARD READING (English): "HELP US TO SAY THIS LAST GOODBYE. GIVE US A QUIET PLACE TO CRY. GOD BLESS MANCHESTER." (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER RESIDENT, NATASHA SYKES, SAYING: "It does make me feel angry. I don't understand it really, I just don't see why they would do that. I just don't get it at all." (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER RESIDENT, BAILEY HOARE SAYING: "Why would they try and leak pictures when we are all coming together even as a country and they are just leaking pictures. When you see the flag on, like, the towers, you just wouldn't think they would leak these pictures at this moment." MAN LOOKING AT FLOWERS CLOSE OF MAN'S FACE RED BALLOON WITH "MANCHESTER" WRITTEN ON IT (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER RESIDENT, NIGEL MOORE SAYING: "Well if it compromises the investigation, it's a very bad thing. They need to find out where the leaks came from and something should be done about it." (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER RESIDENT, WARREN HEARDER SAYING: "In one sense it creates an understanding as to what has happened and it also shows the area in pictures and that sort of thing but also enables people to start being on the lookout and be more observant as to what is going on and what is going on around them." VARIOUS LARGE GROUP OF POLICE BEHIND CORDON "POLICE" WRITTEN ON OFFICER'S JACKET POLICE OFFICERS WALKING BY OTHER ARMED POLICE OFFICERS ARMED POLICE OFFICERS POLICE OFFICER'S FINGER ON GUN TRIGGER TWO ARMED POLICE OFFICERS VARIOUS OF POLICE STANDING BY CORDON BADGE ON POLICE OFFICER'S HELMET READING (English): "GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE" ARMED POLICE OFFICERS POLICE OFFICER'S FINGER ON GUN TRIGGER COFFEE SHOP NEAR CORDON WITH SIGN OFFERING FREE COFFEE TO EMERGENCY SERVICES SIGN OUTSIDE COFFEE SHOP READING (English): "FREE COFFEE FOR ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES" "I LOVE MANCHESTER" SIGN COFFEE SHOP WORKERS COMES OUT CARRYING TRAY OF COFFEE CLOSE OF TRAY OF COFFEE SIGN OUTSIDE COFFEE SHOP READING (English): "NO POLICE CUTS HERE... WELL ONLY IN THE PRICE OF COFFEE TO ZERO / THERESA MAY (EX HOME SECRETARY) TAKE NOTE" MAN TAKING COPY OF FREE NEWSPAPER FROM 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: LVA0016IC6H53
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- 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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