Hackney,
21
July
2016

Hackney against hate crime: Sign up to show your support

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Hackney Council is inviting residents to back its pledge to stamp out hate crime.

At last night's full Council meeting, councillors passed a motion, pledging to continue to oppose hate crime, racism and xenophobia in all its forms.

The motion, proposed by Cllr Philip Glanville and seconded by Cllr Ian Sharer, stated:

We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our country. We in Hackney condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes unequivocally. We will not allow hate to become acceptable.

We welcome the contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the borough of all Hackney citizens of all faiths and none.

Hackney Council reaffirms that all the people of Hackney are valued members of our community.

Hackney will work with the voluntary sector and other agencies to make sure our residents are aware of their rights and to fight and prevent racism and xenophobia.
Hackney Council motion

To show your support for the motion, please leave a comment below. Please note that comments are subject to moderation, so may not appear immediately.

Comments 1 - 20 (26)
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Iain Mentiply
09
August
2016
I support the motion, whilst there is prejudice none of us can be truly free.
Rhe
08
August
2016
I support this motion.
Alan
26
July
2016
HACKney not HATEney.
Andy
25
July
2016
Hackney is one of the most culturally diverse places I have ever lived and it is a wonderful thing. Everyone should be welcome.
Cllr Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor
25
July
2016
I was proud to support this motion at Full Council and show that Hackney stands shoulder to shoulder with those standing up for tolerance and diversity and against hate crime, racism and xenophobia.
Cllr Rosemary Sales
22
July
2016
Racism has no place in Hackney - all our residents are welcome!
Emma
22
July
2016
I support this notion. There are far better things to fill your life with than hate. #justsaying
Tara Staunton-Buxton
22
July
2016
I support this motion, we need less hate in our society.
Andy
22
July
2016
I fully support this motion.
Rebecca
21
July
2016
Hate crime has no place in Hackney or society in general.
Jonathan Lyons
21
July
2016
There is enough misery in the world today. Less hate, more hugs, I support this motion
Joe
21
July
2016
Hate's not great. Love is.
F Gitro
21
July
2016
I hate hate.
Lauren Tobias, Volunteer Centre Hackney
21
July
2016
We at VCH back this motion fully. Hackney is a borough with multiple diverse communities living and working well together side by side. Let's help it stay that way.
Filippo
21
July
2016
I support this! People must be polite and respectful regardless. There's no division based on nationality, income, age, etc. We all live here and we must work together to make it better for everyone.
Iain
21
July
2016
I support this motion. Hate crime, racism and xenophobia have no place in a civilised society.
Clare
21
July
2016
Absolutely support - hate crime has no place anywhere.
Florence
21
July
2016
I support this motion – keeping Hackney as a place for everyone. Hate crime has no place in Hackney or anywhere else!
Jane
21
July
2016
Hackney's strength and its history is diversity. Neighbours from all backgrounds get on well here. Hate crime has no place in our borough!
Jennifer
21
July
2016
Hackney is the most tolerant place I have ever lived where people of all ages and backgrounds get along together. I support this motion to reaffirm this position to people in Hackney.
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