Hackney community march for peace

Hackney Town Hall

Community groups in Hackney have joined together calling for an end to violence in the borough.

A peace march has been organised after two deaths in Hackney within the space of three weeks. The community is standing together to say, “enough is enough” and will march from Haggerston Overground Station to Hackney Town Hall on Sunday 11 October.

Kelly Reid, from the crib, said: “Too often young children are aware of the increase in violent crime, creating a generation of desensitized young people. We all need to think of those parents who have lost children, because even though as a community we grieve we could never understand the grief and pain they will always have.

Now, we are trying to make a change. It may take years to change but we have to start somewhere – as a community we can create change.”

The Crib youth club, Robert Levy Foundation, set up in memory of Robert who stabbed 11 years ago, are organising with the support of the Council and police.


Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council
I can’t begin to understand what the parents, family and friends of these young men are feeling. Too many young lives have been lost not only in Hackney but across London. Hackney’s community is standing together to say enough is enough.

We continue to work with the police and partners to tackle violent crime while supporting those that are affected the most. It is through the community, families and police working together that we will bring about lasting change.
Cllr Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Hackney Council

The march leaves from Haggerston Overground Station at 2pm and will end at the Town Hall, Mare Street at around 3.30pm where speakers will include community organisers, local parents and Cllr Linden.