Last Week in Global Politics

Anna Jerrems

Salman Abedi, 22, is the suicide bomber responsible for killing 23 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22, 2017.

Within the same week, 28 people were killed on a bus carrying Christians to a monastery in Egypt.

ISIS claimed responsibility for both attacks, and England remains on a high alert.  Grande is hosting a charity concert for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Seven people were stabbed to death at the London Bridge on Saturday, June, 3. A van charged into a group of pedestrians, injuring a total of 50 bystanders.

Although these attacks have taken place in countries hundreds of miles away, the threat it poses on the security of our nation and the well-being of our allies is alarming.

“Europe’s government has increased security obviously and has at all events lined with security,” Mackenzie Martin (’18) said.

Grande hosted a relief concert to benefit the victims and families of the Manchester attack.

The Manchester concert was held in order to “raise money and pay respect to those who died, and they’re all really strong people for doing that. So is Ariana for going back to do a show and not cancelling her tour,” Martin said.

“The Manchester relief concert showed us that a community is able to lift themselves out of a deep mourning and put these amazing artists together to commemorate the people lost in the terrible attack,” Flannery Supplee (’18) said.

“We as a human race are capable of utterly disgusting acts of evil or expressing beauty through acts of kindness or love,” Supplee said.