Vandals deface Respect office

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.


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

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