Manchester has reunited to become strong in the wake of unthinkable violence in our city.

Barely 24 hours after the terrible knife attack in the Arndale, the shopping center was back in operation.

Shops, restaurants, and stalls were reopened, and a sign over the covered thoroughfare on Market Street said "MCR is open."

Manchester's strength, unity and defiance continue to shine, and his thoughts remain with those affected by the events of Friday.

In the attack, four people were injured shortly before noon.

One fifth was also treated by rescue workers.

Thankfully, her injuries are not considered life threatening, although they are severe.

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, spoke on Saturday morning from Arndale and wished everyone a "speedy recovery".

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He added, "We had big incidents, but also London and other cities across Europe.

"Many people come here for different reasons, it's a great city.

Andy Burnham speaks on Saturday morning in Arndale

"That's why it brings extra pressure.

"It's very busy and great to see everyone return today.

"We live in difficult times and it probably means we need to be careful and be especially vigilant, but for the people who come to the city, it's important to realize that we are not immune to the times we live in . "

Councilor Pat Karney has shared a photo of the "MCR is open" sign on the corporation street side of the mall.

Armed police on patrol in Arndale

The picture was hit with dozens of positive comments.

They simply read, "We are Mancunians, that's what we do."

GMP also tweeted to say that there would be more police in the city center, and asked people to hello to the police on patrol.

They added: "The Arndale shopping center (and the rest of Manchester city center) is open to business as usual today.

"Increased police presence in the city to reassure, but local companies have returned to normal.

"We are happy to welcome some of the officers who are on patrol."