Thousands turn out for Manchester vigil

Thousands of people have turned out for a vigil in Manchester, with the crowd holding a minute of silence to honour the victims of the concert attack.

Lord Mayor Eddy Newman and the city's police chief were among the speakers in front of city hall in Albert Square.

Several people in the crowd held up signs with "I Love MCR," an abbreviation for Manchester.

A banner with a website for a Muslim group said "Love for all, Hatred for None."

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Monday night's blast at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people and wounded 59 others.

Police have named the suspected bomber as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. ctvnews.ca