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Man ‘with a large knife and a baseball bat’ storms vigil for Manchester victims in Birmingham

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These vigils now border on the absurd. The Brits should be raging against the machine, against the cowardly politicians who sold them out to savages.

A man armed with a knife and a baseball bat was detained where people had gathered paying tribute to the Manchester victims; they were interrupted by the man’s protests.

The man, who was black and had a beard, was taken away in a riot can around 7pm.

Sounds Muslim. Birmingham has a very large Muslim population.

BREAKING NEWS: Vigil for Manchester victims in Birmingham is interrupted after a man is caught nearby ‘with a large knife and a baseball bat’

  • A candle-lit vigil in Birmingham in memory of those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb attack was cut short
  • A man armed with knife and baseball bat was detained just a short distance from where people had gathered
  • Speakers which had been paying tribute to the Manchester victims were interrupted by the man’s protests,
  • Police who were at the vigil, including armed response officers, then cleared Victoria Square a short time

By Thomas Burrows for MailOnline, 23 May 2017:

A vigil in Birmingham for the Manchester Arena victims has been interrupted after a man apparently armed with a large knife and a baseball bat was detained nearby.

Birmingham held a candle-lit vigil to show solidarity with the victims of last night’s terror attack in Manchester.

The armed man shouted out as he was handcuffed by officers, just a short distance from where 1,000 people had gathered in the city’s main Victoria Square. The man, who was black and had a short-trimmed beard, was taken away in a riot can around 7pm.

Speakers which had been paying tribute to the Manchester victims were interrupted by the man’s protests, from down a side street.

Police, including armed response officers, then cleared the square a short time later.

The evacuation of the square was carried out as a precaution by police, West Midlands chief constable David Thompson confirmed.

Birmingham held a vigil in Victoria Square to show solidarity with the victims of last night’s terror attack in Manchester

The vigil in Birmingham this evening (pictured) was interrupted after a man apparently armed with a large knife and baseball bat was detained nearby

 

The bomber – named today as 22-year-old Salman Abedi – was known to authorities. He died at the scene and police carried out a controlled explosion at what is believed to be his home during raids around the city today.

Police also raided a house where Abedi’s brother, Ismail, lived and arrested a 23-year-old man. Police and security services are trying to work out if the suicide bomber was part of a cell.

As well as the Birmingham vigil, thousands gathered in the centre of Manchester in a show of defiance, declaring they will not be ‘beaten’ or ‘intimidated’ in the wake of the terror attack.

Crowds spilled from Albert Square on to nearby roads, standing together in an act of solidarity.

Many carried flags, posters and placards bearing the message ‘I Love Manchester’, pledging unity across the city.

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