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Viewpoint: We must stand up to all forms of hate crime and prejudice

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 October 2018

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 proved how important it is for the leaders of our country to actively tackle antisemitism, Islamophobia, transphobia and institutional prejudices that threaten the lives of so many.

As a local party, the Lib Dems will continue to fight and condemn all forms of hate crime and prejudice in our borough and lend our total support to Stop Hate UK.

In May this year, 40 years after the murder of Bangladeshi garment worker, Altab Ali, it was reported that hate crimes in Tower Hamlets had sadly increased over the previous year, with March seeing a 20 per cent rise compared to the previous month.

This is unacceptable. In order to achieve our goal of eradicating and effectively confronting hate crime, we need a collaborative approach from all parties, as this cannot be achieved alone.

We can all play our part individually, but working together is crucial.

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