Those living in Milwaukee who call Manchester, England home are in disbelief about what is happened in their hometown thousands of miles away after the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena Monday night.
News of the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 and injured scores is constantly playing on the televisions at Three Lions Pub near Oakland Avenue and Kensington Boulevard. The pub’s owner David Price is from just outside Manchester.
Price’s father Shaun was on his way from Manchester to Milwaukee Monday night when the news broke. He was in disbelief when he was able to catch up on the headlines.
“We put the tele on and saw what had happened, just astounded by it all. They’ve sunk to a new depth of atrocity doing what they’ve done” said Shaun.
Price says he spent Monday evening checking social media to make sure friends and family in Manchester were OK after the bombing. While this isn’t first time the U.K. has been hit by terrorism, Price says the reaction is different.
“Usually it’s just kind of anger, previously it’s been anger,” Price said. “Now it’s kind of like people have thrown their hands up in the air [asking] when is this going to end.”
Price grew up in an area just outside of Manchester. His father says they live less than 20 miles away from some of the victims who have been identified.
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