Ariana Grande
US musician Ariana Grande is resuming her world tour in Paris amid tight security, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack
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By Rashidat Akashat with agency report

US singer Ariana Grande has resumed her world tour in Paris after interruption in Manchester, following the bombing during her performance.

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Grande suspended her tour due to the tragic suicide bombing of Monday, 22 May, which left twenty-three adults and children dead and 119 injured.

The artiste resumed her tour in Paris on Wednesday amid tight security.

Meanwhile, security was extremely tight in the city owing to the shooting of a man who attacked an officer outside the world famous Notre Dame cathedral.

Spirit of oneness

Many of her young fans who spoke before the Paris concert had displayed the spirit of oneness by not giving the terrorists reasons to feel they have won anything.

Caoinmhe McDonnell, a 19-year-old student from Northern Ireland living in Paris, had expressed anxiety towards attending the concert, however, she insisted that it won’t stop her from going.

“I will probably feel on edge, I hope security is tight — if there is something planned, there is not much we can do.”

Another 19-year-old, Clodagh Ennis, added: “I feel that not going to the concert would be letting terrorists win, that’s what they want, they want people to be scared, so still attending despite the attacks is like a protest against them.

“Personally, I am not naturally a worried person. Of course there will be the thought of ‘What if something happens?’ but I know there are probably people a lot more worried than I am.

“I do wonder what the concert will be like, will it go as normal, will it be sad, but I think the best thing to do is go and show our support for her, and try to enjoy it as much as we can.”