Hackney against hate crime: Sign up to show your support
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.
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.