Sadiq Patel and Renee Rachel Black traveled to Manchester together from Blackburn, roughly an hour north, where the two are members of a local interfaith group.
“We’re in this together, and we’ll get through this together,” Patel told reporters on Wednesday.
Black and Patel are members of the Blackburn Darwen Interfaith Forum, according to its website. “We try to bring people together, no matter about what color or creed or whatever you are. We’re all the same people,” said Black, who is 93 years old.