A minute's silence for the Manchester victims in Palma today.

23-05-2017

A vigil was held in Palma this morning in memory of the victims of the Manchester attacks. It took place at the offices of the national government delegate in central Palma. Among those attending were the mayor of Palma, Jose Hila, and the British Vice Consul Lucy Gorman.

The government delegate, Maria Salom, was herself in Inca, where a minute's silence was held at the town hall. She tweeted that she was totally repulsed by the attack in Manchester and that her thoughts were with the families of the victims.

Palma town hall expressed its condolences to the families and announced its complete condemnation of this terrorist barbarity. A minute's silence was held in front of the town hall.

One of the main unions, the CCOO, voiced its solidarity with the people of Great Britain "in these moments of great pain". The union condemned to the utmost the attack and the use of terror in any situation.

The Majorca Hoteliers Federation expressed its "maximum condemnation" and offered its "heartfelt sympathy and solidarity" for the families of all the victims and for the British people.

It has emerged that the wife and two daughters of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola were at the Ariana Grande concert and were unharmed. Guardiola himself has tweeted his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

The Spanish government has issued a statement condemning in the "most unequivocal and forceful manner" its revulsion at the "vile" act. "The government, on behalf of the Spanish people, conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the victims as well as its closeness and solidarity with the British authorities and all the British people."

King Felipe has sent Queen Elizabeth a telegram in which he has conveyed his "firm condemnation" of the Manchester attack. "Despicable", it is against those who defend democratic values. "Spain feels very close to the United Kingdom at this moment of pain. I have been dismayed at the news of the atrocious terrorist attack in Manchester and wish to convey to you, in my name and that of the Spanish government and people, my deepest condolences. Together with the Queen, I extend our solidarity and support to the families of the victims and our wish that the injured will soon recover."

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

Henry James - sarcasm? No. You chose to post on this forum in this newspaper saying you knew what should be done about terrorism, and that you have shared your solutions elsewhere. Having used this forum of your own volition to say you know the solution, it is extremely odd that you are unable to enlighten us all. We could all help you in your task against terrorism - why if you have the solution to a major problem would you make the problem even more likely by not telling us how we may help.

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Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Steve Riches,read my comment,I am fed up of your sarcasm,my solutions are UK solutions,not for Majorca or anywhere else. Unlike you,the fact that I live where this atrocity took place and have been to the venue many times,gives me the right to comment on it. YOU GIVE YOUR VIEWS FOR WHERE YOU LIVE,I DID NOT PRESUME TO. End of.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

Henry James - yes we can all listen and view around the internet but that's not the point. The point is that if you have solutions then tell us what they are - you've chosen this newspaper to tell us you know the solutions, yet you refuse to share them. An extremely odd attitude. You chose this forum...so use it.

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Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Steve Riches. Actually,with the internet,you can read local newspapers and listen to local UK radio stations,and hundreds more around the world. The views given to BRITISH POLITICIANS AND SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS IN THE NORTH WEST are workable in the UK and are irrelevant to Majorca 1200 miles away with a different culture,language,attitude,outlook,way of life and working, a different political system,massive corruption. If you have suggestions RELEVANT TO MAJORCA,then give them to YOUR appropriate authorities

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

Henry James - given that none of us reading this newspaper has been able to listen to your UK local radio comments or have knowledge of the solutions you've supplied to your Chief Constable, it would be illuminating to see a precis of your solutions set out here. If your solutions have efficacy it would be churlish to hide them if they will solve the dreadful blight of terrorism.

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Henry James / Hace over 4 years

Steve Riches,as someone who lives not far from the sight of this atrocity and has been to the venue many times,like tens of thousand of other people in the north west,I and thousands of others in the north west have shared my views with politicians,in the press and on the radio,which included the Chief Constable of Manchester when he took calls on G.M.R. Every local radio station,both commercial and BBC,along with every local newspaper have ran this story since the atrocity occurred so taken as read that not only my views but those of thousands of others have been voiced.

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Peter / Hace over 4 years

Terrific news and very reassuring that our law-makers are condemnng these atrocities. Presusumably they'll condemn all the ones that are soon to come as well.

Tell it to the distraught families of the victims.

If we don't unite against our invaders we might as well not have defended our country against the Nazis. The biggest disaster is the failure of our government.

Consider this, - if we'd lost WW2 we'd have none of this, and all be speaking the same language.

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Steve Riches / Hace over 4 years

I agree with Henry James (below) 100%. It IS absolutely time we "rooted these people out". Perhaps he'd like to share his plan for doing this with Daily Bulletin readers and with the UK security forces?

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John / Hace over 4 years

I agree with all the comments below, but clearly the only way to avoid this long-term is to ban Islam in the UK. It'll never happen of course under their constitution, which means it will continue, even though the police will do all that the law permits after the event.

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hamid cherkaoui fernana / Hace over 4 years

condolences to victims families. rest in peace. its a barbaric act.. authorities ought to curb radical Islam and its promoters.

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