Tower Hamlets to hold Hate Crime Awareness Week event

Tower Hamlets will from next Saturday be joining in with national Hate Crime Awareness Week.

The week will run from October 13, with events planned across London, culminating in a Trafalgar Square vigil, and aims to raise awareness of hate crime.

It is being organised by the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign, in partnership with local councils.

The numbers in the campaign name represent the three April 1999 dates when David Copeland planted nail bombs in Brixton Market, Brick Lane and Soho.

Tower Hamlets Council will be running an information stall at Idea Store Whitechapel on October 16 between 11am and 4pm.

The Council has recently taken measures to strengthen its No Place for Hate Pledge.

Venues signed up to the pledge must now check details of those hiring them for events, to crack down on right-wing extremism and religious fundamentalism.

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Mayor Lutfur Rahman said: “Tower Hamlets Council is committed to tackling Hate Crime and we fully support Hate Crime Awareness Week. Our strengthened No Place for Hate pledge reflects our ongoing commitment to ensuring that Tower Hamlets remains no place for hate.”

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