Search

Vandals deface Respect office

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 05 October 2010

THE RESPECT party s Bethnal Green headquarters have been defaced with stickers telling people not to vote. Labels have been stuck over photos of the faces of Respect s parliamentary candidates George Galloway and Abjol Miah in the window of the office i

THE RESPECT party's Bethnal Green headquarters have been defaced with stickers telling people not to vote.

Labels have been stuck over photos of the faces of Respect's parliamentary candidates George Galloway and Abjol Miah in the window of the office in Club Row.

Mr Galloway believes the offices have been targeted by extremists who want to intimidate Muslims so they do not vote.

He said: "It's an attempt to intimidate people out of the democratic process and it's extremely dangerous. If it's not a criminal offence to try and stop people voting in a democracy then it should be.

"My message to Muslims is that voting far from being forbidden is a duty and whoever people vote for they should vote.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser