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Brighton Journal | June 25, 2019

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Brighton stands with victims of terror

Hannah Midgley

Starting today, a number of vigils are going to be held in Brighton and Hove, to remember those harmed or killed in the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand and the incident in Surrey.

“It is also an opportunity to remember all those killed or injured elsewhere in the world in similar acts of violence.” (Brighton and Hove City Council)

Vigil at Hove Methodist Church, Wednesday 20th March

Brighton’s Interfaith Contact Group invites all to come together and show support and unity, to demonstrate that attacks of terror will not be tolerated. All communities welcome. Hove Methodist Church, 6 pm – 7 pm. Portland Road, Hove.

One Voice Vigil, Hove Town Hall, Thursday 21st March

Local Imams and executive committee members on Brighton’s Racial Harassment Forum will be speaking to remember all those who have been killed in the recent terror attacks, and to ‘send a clear message that we do not condone violence against innocent people and counter the threat from far right as well as other forms of terrorismOne Voice members are encouraging residents and communities to report any racist, religiously motivated or other hate incidents. Outside Hove Town Hall4.30pm.

You can also report hate incidents on the Safe in the City website.

Sussex Police are asking all residents and communities to remain aware and to report any suspicious behavior or activity by calling their anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 (999 in an emergency).

Featured Image © Interfaith Contact Group of Brighton and Hove

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